Space Policy Blog

19 Sept 2011: Europe’s Future Spaceflight Programme: Current Planning and Future Options 0

19 Sept 2011: Europe’s Future Spaceflight Programme: Current Planning and Future Options

Europe’s Future Spaceflight Programme: Current Planning and Future Options This looks like a very good event, indeed, with Thomas Reiter, who is Director of ESA’s new Directorate of Human Spaceflight and Operations (D/HSO), responsible for managing Europe’s contribution to the International Space Station, ESA’s human spaceflight activities, the operations of...

“Macabre” pretty young females and the sexist media 0

“Macabre” pretty young females and the sexist media

Rebecca Leighton, the so-called “Saline Death” nurse has been released due to lack of evidence. I haven’t been following this case, and am not saying whether I think she is guilty or not… however I do think there is a propensity for the media to give a disproportionate amount of...

The Soyuz Crash: What does it mean for the ISS? 0

The Soyuz Crash: What does it mean for the ISS?

On August 24 a supply vehicle headed to the International Space Station went down over Siberia due to a problem with the Soyuz rocket powering it. Which is a shame for all the goods lost, but more concerning is the fact that these rockets are the sole means to get...

Free study guide audio clips from Palgrave Macmillan 0

Free study guide audio clips from Palgrave Macmillan

Students: Palgrave Macmillan is running a promotion allowing you to download clips for free from some of their study guides. You might want to stick them on your MP3 player for your commute? This is clever marketing on their part, but ‘meh’, I don’t mind so long as my students...

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Human Spaceflight After the Shuttle – 19th September 2011

All are cordially invited to a free workshop at the London School of Economics, sponsored by the journal Global Policy. The event will be held on the afternoon of Monday 19 September 2011. This event will feature a roundtable discussion with (full biographical further details below) Thomas Reiter – (experienced astronaut...