December 2014 Space Lounge

The vanity of machines

I was here – Rosetta’s self-portrait as it passes Mars, one of four planetary gravity assists needed to boost the spacecraft onto the trajectory to meet its target, comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko

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Multi-dome lunar base being constructed, based on the 3D printing concept. Once assembled, the inflated domes are covered with a layer of 3D-printed lunar regolith by robots to help protect the occupants against space radiation and micrometeoroids. Space Environment

Surviving radiation for space colonisation

The UK and Europe as viewed by British astronaut Tim Peake during his ESA mission on the International Space Station. Opinion

Could Brexit blow a hole in UK’s space ambitions?