Monthly Archives: June 2012

So what about those UFOs?

It’s a question I get asked regularly. I was asked again¬†yesterday. In a way I suppose at it’s heart is one of the most fundamental questions humanity has. Inevitably I’m eating when someone asks me. Big morsel of lunch just … Continue reading

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Two in the bed…

Today there are two manned stations in space. One is the leviathan that is the International Space Station. 450 Tonnes, 108 metres across, with a rotating crew of 6.¬† It has been manned since 2001 and while its usefulness and … Continue reading

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Waiting for Goddess

She took her time. But it was worth the wait. We had sat and watched the NASA feed from Hawaii and were resigned to calling that our transit. Outside the clouds twisted and danced, taunting us with the reflected orange … Continue reading

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