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Apollo 12 Moonwalker Al Bean Passes Away.

As an avid fan of the Space Race, always sad to hear that another member of that elite club of Apollo Moonwalkers has passed away. Al Bean is perhaps most famous for ‘flicking the SCE to AUX’ switch during the

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How to teach Lunar Geology: Professor Lee Silver in ‘Galileo Was Right’.

I’ve watched this media clip taken from the HBO miniseries: ‘From the Earth to the Moon’ many times. Apart from learning more about lunar geology, as a former teacher, this clip of Professor Lee Silver leading the Apollo 15 prime

Nasa meets the Clangers! Collecting moon rock is boring, have some Blue String Pudding instead!

Just couldn’t resist blogging about a classic children’s T.V. series, the Clangers, which ran from 1969 – 1972. This episode, The Rock Collector, still makes me smile as the history of NASA manned spaceflight is a research topic that really

Spot the difference, our planet viewed from space!

Was pointed out early in my academic studies that all the boundaries between countries are socially constructed! Also, that maps and globes are the product of humans. Nice colours on the manufactured globe though!

Live feed from Space: ISS views of Earth.

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/iss-hdev-payload The International Space Station (ISS) circles at about 240 miles above our planet in low earth orbit. As you can clearly see the Earth is in fact round, & not flat as some believe!

Apollo 8’s Christmas Eve message in 1968.

1968 saw the planet Earth in a bit of a mess. Parts of Asia were in flames, Martin Luther King had been assassinated, & many cities had been torn apart by rioting. However, if you remember watching the HBO miniseries

Pale Blue Dot Photograph…. Our Earth, Our home, That’s us in a pixel.

Just once in a while an image, a music score, or speech holds me absolutely ¬†spell bound…. It was just an ordinary Thursday evening last week¬†& a speculative Youtube search for ‘greatest speeches’ came up with a speech by Carl