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Inspirations: Stephen Fry

Stephen Fry talks to Science Museum about his first memory of space, watching Apollo 8 on TV as the first humans orbited the Moon..

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Inspirations: Tim Peake

Tim Peake talks to Science Museum about his early memories of looking up at the stars, just weeks before he launches to the International Space Station.

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The Lego Soyuz

The UK Space Agency has teamed up with LEGO Master Builders at Bright Bricks to reconstruct the Orbital Module of the Soyuz Capsule. The Soyuz capsule is the Russian space craft which transports astronauts and supplies to the International Space Station. It is currently the only way astronauts can get into space.

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Journey to ISS Part One: The Soyuz launch sequence explained

What are the parts of the Soyuz rocket? What are the stages into orbit? What is the launch sequence? Watch Journey to the International Space Station and find out.

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Professor Camille Parmesan

In this film, Professor Camille Parmesan tells us why her career in science means her job is “the most fun thing she could possibly be doing for a living”

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Blue Remembered Earth by Alastair Reynolds

A Book Trailer for ‘Blue Remembered Earth’ by Alastair Reynolds.

One hundred and fifty years from now, in a world where Africa is the dominant technological and economic power, and where crime, war, disease and poverty have been banished to history, Geoffrey Akinya wants only one thing: to be left in peace, so that he can continue his studies into the elephants of the Amboseli basin. But Geoffrey’s family, the vast Akinya business empire, has other plans.

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Tim Peake Mission Overview

Named after Isaac Newton’s text Naturalis Principia Mathematica, ESA’s Principia mission will be the eighth long-duration mission to the International Space Station. British astronaut Tim Peake will be launched from Baikonur in Kazakhstan onboard a Russian Soyuz vehicle, spending five months in orbit.

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Tim Peake at NASA

Principia Astronaut Tim Peake visited the Johnson Space Centre in Houston, Texas, as part of the intensive pre-flight training programme.

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ESA Astronaut Tim Peake Spacewalk Training

ESA astronaut Tim Peake during spacewalk training in Houston, USA.

Training underwater on life-size mockups of the Space Station is one way astronauts prepare for their missions as working in water resembles working in space.

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Field Mouse’s Nest by John Clare

‘Field Mouse’s Nest’ by John Clare is a poem which explores the idyllic and what happens when this is disturbed.

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Professor Camille Parmesan

Professor Camille Parmesan is the National Marine Aquarium Chair of Public Understanding of Marine Science and Human Health

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