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Synchronicity

Fantastic dark and retro sci-fi at work in the trailer for the upcoming Synchronicity

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Star Trek Beyond

STAR TREK BEYOND starring Idris Elba, Chris Pine, Simon Pegg, Zach Quinto, Zoe Saldana, John Cho, Anton Yelchin and Karl Urban.

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Andy Weir and The Martian

A New York Times bestseller and film box office smash hit, The Martian has achieved stratospheric popularity since its publication in 2014 and film adaptation in 2015

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Simon Barraclough

Simon Barraclough’s collection ‘Sunspots’ was born as a result of a residency he recently undertook with the Mullard Space Science Laboratory, which followed a fascination with astronomy which stemmed from his childhood

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Luna: New Moon by Ian McDonald

‘Noble House’ set on the moon, ‘Game of Thrones’ in zero gravity, ‘Dallas’ in Space, the lunar ‘Sopranos’ – Ian McDonald’s exceptional novel Luna: New Moon has been described as all these things.
Brilliantly, it is indeed a lot like all these things …

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Inspirations: Dr Helen Sharman

Cosmonaut (and the first Briton in space) Dr Helen Sharman talks to Science Museum about her first space memory, the historic 1975 Apollo-Soyuz mission.

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The First Men in the Moon

An experience unparalleled on the screen as two worlds meet … and clash. A journey that reaches the outer limits of peril!

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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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The First Men in the Moon

First Men in the Moon is a scientific romance by H G Wells which was first published in 1901. It documents a journey to the moon taken by two men who discover a way to defy the laws of gravity and go on to discover a sophisticated extra-terrestrial civilisation who inhabit the moon.

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Dr Mike McCulloch

Dr Mike McCulloch is currently a lecturer in geomatics (positioning in space) at Plymouth University

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