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Alastair Reynolds

Alastair Reynolds is the author of twelve science fiction novels and over fifty short stories in the genre. His most recent novel, Poseidon’s Wake was published in early 2015 and is the final novel in his Poseidon’s Children trilogy.

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Merry Christmas from the International Space Station

Aboard the International Space Station, Expedition 46 Commander Scott Kelly of NASA, Flight Engineer Tim Kopra of NASA and our very own Tim Peake offer their thoughts on being in orbit away from home during the Christmas holidays and what Christmas means to them.

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European Space Agency 2015 Highlights

With 2016 fast approaching, we look back with the European Space Agency on their highlights of 2015.

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Tim’s first talk with the world’s media from space

Recorded live from ESA’s astronaut centre in Cologne, Germany, and from the International Space Station, ESA astronaut Tim Peake spoke with journalists for the first time from space just three days after arriving at his new home for six months.

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BBC FOUR Royal Institution Christmas Lectures

Join the Ri on BBC Four for this year’s CHRISTMAS LECTURES with Kevin Fong as he opens a window onto today’s most exciting space missions, explores the future of space travel, and offers a unique insight into the challenges of protecting human life in the hostile environment of space.

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LAUNCH DAY LIVE with the BBC!

Watch Blast Off Live!

15th of December 2015
Watch Tim Peake, the UK’s first ISS astronaut, blast off into space…

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Star Wars The Force Awakens

A long time ago in 1977, George Lucas’ now epic space opera trilogy Star Wars burst onto our screen. If the force is with you and you’ve seen the film, we’d love to hear from you …

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Thank You to the Principia Education Partners

With exactly one week to go before British ESA astronaut Tim Peake leaves Earth, he has taken a moment to thank the Principia educational partners

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BBC Radio 4 Britons in Space

BBC Radio 4 is broadcasting a special programme on 12th December 2015 exploring the history of Britons in Space since the 1950s.

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Tim Peake on BBC2 Horizon

As Tim Peake’s Principia Mission approaches launch day from Baikonur in Kazakhstan, tune into BBC Two’s Horizons Special on 13th December 2015 which gives you an exclusive look at Tim’s video diary as he prepares for his mission to the International Space Station on 15th December 2015.

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Consider Iain M Banks

Iain M Banks’ first science fiction novel, Consider Phlebas, was published in 1987. Writing at a time when science fiction was experiencing a boom in the British publishing market, Banks is credited with leading the revival and regeneration of the genre

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For Young Readers: The Usborne Mini Astronaut’s Handbook

A free, downloadable guide to becoming an astronaut for young readers, full of funny and fascinating insights and expert advice from the UK Space Agency and ESA, plus a personal message from astronaut Tim Peake

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