• Mary Jackson explains the facilities used in testing research models to Guidance Counselors from Hampton Institute.

    How Black Women Accelerated The Space Race

    Feyintoluwa Ayanlaja White men may have landed on the moon, but the works of Black women paved the way there. Feyintoluwa Ayanlaja explores the stories of some of these extraordinary women. On the 20th of July 1969 it was official; “the Eagle had landed” on the moon and with...
  • Cleaning Up Our Space Junk

    Rian Patel Space is a fabric with many colours and quirks. Lighting up an otherwise black abyss, stars shine light that reflects off planets, moons, and even our tiny satellites and telescopes that we launch beyond our atmosphere. Everything in space is out on show. Yet with our naked...
  • International Space Station viewed with the Earth i the background

    “It’s All About The Sauce” — What Happens On The International Space Station?

    Philippa Smith Tears held together by surface tension, zero-G tortillas, Star Trek cosplays — the International Space Station (ISS) has produced a plethora of entertaining and informing content about life in space since its launch in November 1998. A quick Google search brings up thousands of results about how...
  • Twin Sentinels Watching Over the Earth

    Sarvenaz Hosseini Meet Sentinel-2a and Sentinel-2B. They are twin satellites operating simultaneously while positioned half-a-world away from each other. Weighing in at 1.2 tonnes each, they orbit our planet together. Sarvenaz explains some of the applications of these amazing satellites. The Sentinel-2 satellites constantly take photos of the planet....
  • A Brief History of Space Exploration

    Christina Giallombardo Humans have always looked to the stars and dreamed of exploring the unknown. The development of rocket technology during the mid-20th century allowed us to do just that. In this article, Christina charts our history of space exploration. Following the end of WW2, the two superpowers of...
  • Could A ‘Global Safety Net’ Save The Earth?

    Feyintoluwa Ayanlaja  Human existence on Earth has been plagued by one man-made disaster after another. As we speed towards a sixth mass extinction, the climate crisis is no longer imminent: it’s here. For years we have been exhausted with a multitude of climate change agreements with very little promise....
  • Climate Change Is Making US Wildfires Worse

    Christina Giallombardo Whilst wildfires are often commonplace across the US West Coast during the summer, the significant increase in their scale and destructive power are inarguably linked to climate change. Christina explains how warmer temperatures, changing weather patterns, and lower precipitation levels have significantly elevated the likelihood that a...