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Sir Patrick’s picnic 2


On 21st July we had a fun time at Sir Patrick Moore’s residence in Selsey, West Sussex with the British Interplanetary Society. The weather was very warm for us. We enjoyed the sunshine and the company of Sir Patrick.  

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Summer of Code in Space


Would you like to be paid to write software for a space project this summer? The ESA SOCIS programme will let you do just that. This is the second year that the programme has been run and it aims to: Raise the awareness of open source projects related to space within the open source programming […]

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Farnborough — Meeting the Astronauts


At the Farnborough International Airshow Future’s Day UKSEDS members were amazed to catch not just one astronaut but two together. Both British ESA astronaut, Tim Peake and Italian ESA astronaut, Paolo Nespoli were engaging in activities in the show’s Space Zone with young children. Both astronauts were launching the latest Mission X, a 6-week international […]

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A special thanks to all our volunteers for FIA2012

A special thanks to all our volunteers throughout Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Farnborough International AirShow. It was a tiring but fun weekend. Many thanks for all your help. Best wishes, Ryan Laird, Secretary On behalf of the UKSEDS Committee P.S. More photos and videos soon, but here’s a treat.

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RAeS Space Tourism Conference, 19th June 2012

Space Tourism Conference

UKSEDS members attended the RAeS 3rd European Space Tourism Conference on 19th June 2012. The day was jam-packed full of space tourism company representatives from XCOR Aerospace, Space Adventures, Excalibur Almaz Limited and Virgin Galactic, outlining the future potential of this lucrative upcoming industry. Speakers from Spaceports Curacao, Sweden and America described the ground segment […]

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UK Space Science Heritage project – volunteers required!


The UK Space Science Heritage project is intended to collect and preserve the memories of some of the most extraordinary scientists, engineers and other key figures involved in the early UK space programmes through an Oral History project utilising video and sound recording. It is intended to archive the raw footage for future researchers; edited […]

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