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Star Wars: Bloodline

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, change is afoot. New Star Wars stories are entering the canon which are designed to expand upon JJ Abrams’ continuation of the Star Wars universe …

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Libby Jackson

Libby Jackson is the Astronaut Flight Education Programme Manager at the UK Space Agency.

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ONE GIANT WRITE completes its mission to find a potential new star!

As Tim Peake finished his historic Principia Mission to the International Space Station another brave crew were putting the finishing touches to their manuscripts and entering them into the One Giant Write Science Fiction writing competition.

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Tim Peake back home!

ESA astronaut Tim Peake, NASA astronaut Tim Kopra and commander Yuri Malenchenko landed in the steppe of Kazakhstan on Saturday, 18 June in their Soyuz TMA-19M spacecraft.

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Tim Peake’s Principia Mission Wrap Up

With ESA’s Principia mission almost complete, British ESA astronaut Tim Peake looks back on his time in space before returning to Earth in a Russian Soyuz spacecraft.

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Continue the legacy: your chance to be involved in the Principia Schools Conference

This one for our Giant Readers from schools and education groups. Tim Peake’s Principia mission has been inspiring activity across the country and the world and particularly through its outreach projects.

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The Origins of Rocket Science: Facts in Fiction! by Professor Richard Handy FRSB

At One Giant Read, we’ve been exploring the relationship between science fact and science fiction. We caught up with Richard Handy, author of the alternative historical novel The Reich Device which weaves science into its plot with a thrilling outcome.

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Time for home: Tim Peake scheduled for return on 18th June 2016

Tim and his Expedition 47 colleagues will spend two weeks longer on the International Space Station than was initially planned to continue the vital scientific research they are conducting which is impacting us here on Earth and astronauts on board the ISS as well as to keep the ISS running at a 6 astronaut capacity for as long as possible

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WINNING REVIEW: Seveneves

In this year’s Reith Lecture, Stephen Hawking suggested that mankind should ‘spread out into space’ to avoid being destroyed should a catastrophic meteor impact trigger a mass extinction on Earth. Coincidentally, when I was listening to the lecture I had just started reading Neal Stephenson’s Seveneves …

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Jeremy Curtis

Jeremy Curtis is the Head of Education and Skills at the UK Space Agency

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Two Stars Collaborate! New Science Fiction Release

On 19th May Gollancz released The Medusa Chronicles – a collaborative project between Alistair Reynolds and Stephen Baxter, two of Gollancz’s most prolific science fiction authors

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