London’s Design Museum is currently hosting Stanley Kubrick: The Exhibition, which includes some comic-related visuals inspired by 2001: A Space Odyssey. running until 17th September. But the space age entertainment doesn’t stop there, because hot on the heels of this major exhibition, you’ll get the chance to travel to Mars without leaving London – in a multi-sensory adventure for all agesContinue reading Design Museum delights: Stanley Kubrick oddities, and the promise of your very own Mars mission
Today, the descent stage of Lunar Module remains untouched where it was left in the Sea of Tranquility on the Moon. The ascent stage of the Lunar Module was left in a decaying lunar orbit and eventually crashed into the Moon’s surface. Will anyone be going back to see it in person? 10 years agoContinue reading Apollo 11 at 50: Back to the Moon… and Beyond?
As the Apollo 11 Command Service Module covered the quarter of a million miles back from the Moon back to the Earth, NASA had big plans for the Moon, with Apollo only being the first step. 10 years ago on downthetubes, Jeremy Briggs wrote a 40th anniversary day-by-day celebration series of articles marking the ApolloContinue reading Apollo 11 at 50: Whatever Happened to the Space Race?
It was actually 21st July that the return to Earth began. Armstrong and Aldrin spent less than three hours walking on the Moon and lifted off in the Lunar Module’s ascent stage less than 22 hours after they had touched down. 10 years ago on downthetubes, Jeremy Briggs wrote a 40th anniversary day-by-day celebration seriesContinue reading Apollo 11 at 50: Returning Home
Americans would have us believe that Neil Armstrong stepped onto the surface of the Moon on 20 July 1969 because they saw it happen in their late evening. However, 50 years ago today, British audiences saw it happen in the early hours of 21st July 1969. 10 years ago on downthetubes, Jeremy Briggs wrote aContinue reading Apollo 11 at 50: The First Moon Landing, illustrated by Frank Bellamy