Tim Talks Space #7 - Exploring Mars 🚀
In our final #TimTalksSpace episode, we speak with astronaut Tim Peake and special guests all about the future of space exploration - Mars! We'll be talking about how we're exploring and learning about the Red Planet and how we could send humans there in future. If there's anything you want to know about Mars, make sure you drop it below and Tim might answer live! Brought to you by the UK Space Agency and ESERO-UK. Useful links: UK Space Agency educational resources: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/space-related-educational-resources-for-home-schooling
ExoMars collection: https://www.stem.org.uk/resources/collection/457405/exomars-collection
Tim Talks Space #6 - Worms in Space!
Join astronaut Tim Peake and guests live during lockdown to talk about all things space - and beyond! In this episode, we’ll be talking about space worms! We’ll be joined by Tim Etheridge (another Tim!), Associate Professor of Integrative Physiology at the University of Exeter, to discuss why we launch worms onto the International Space Station, how they can help us understand muscles and what they can tell us about the science of ageing. Thanks for all your questions before the show – we’ll try our best to get to them! Please also put any in the chat and either Tim might be able to answer them live. Brought to you by the UK Space Agency and ESERO-UK. Useful links: UK Space Agency educational resources: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/space-related-educational-resources-for-home-schooling
Space worms: https://www.mme-spaceworms.com/
Mission X: https://www.stem.org.uk/missionx
Tim Talks Space #5 - Rockets and Planets 🚀
Join astronaut Tim Peake and guests live during lockdown to talk about all things space - and beyond! In this episode, we’ll be talking all about rockets and planets. We’ll be joined by Professor Suzie Imber from the University of Leicester to discuss the forces required to blast into space, the weightlessness Tim experienced orbiting round our planet, and how we use gravity to send space missions to other planets in our Solar System! Thanks for all your questions before the show – we’ll try our best to get to them! Please also put any in the chat and Tim or a guest might be able to answer them live. Brought to you by the UK Space Agency and ESERO-UK. Useful links:
UKSA Educational Resources: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/space-related-educational-resources-for-home-schooling
Astro Academy Principia: https://astroacademy.org.uk/
NPL Water Rockets: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/space-rocket-challenges-for-the-engineers-of-tomorrow
Tim Talks Space #4 - Our Planet from Space
Join astronaut Tim Peake and guests live during lockdown to talk about all things space - and beyond! In this episode, we’ll be talking about Earth Observation - how we study our planet from space and what we can learn from it. Tim will be joined by special guest Dr Anna Hogg from the School of Earth and Environment at the University of Leeds as we discuss the beautiful views of our planet from above. Thanks for all your questions before the show, and please also put them in the chat and Tim might be able to answer them! Brought to you by the UK Space Agency and ESERO. Links mentioned in broadcast: UK Space Agency educational resources: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/space-related-educational-resources-for-home-schooling
Escape from the International Space Station!: https://eo-cdt.org/escape-room/
ESA Climate Detectives: https://climatedetectives.esa.int/home/
Tim Talks Space #3 - Rocket Science
Join astronaut Tim Peake and guests live during lockdown to talk about all things space - and beyond! In this episode, we’ll be talking about rocket seeds, which spent 6 months on the Space Station during Tim’s mission in 2016. Tim sent them back to Earth and the Royal Horticultural Society sent small packets out to 8600 schools across the UK, along with similar packets that had not been to space. 600,000 young people grew the seeds and monitored their progress in one of the biggest science experiments of its sort. A few seeds were also grown under laboratory conditions by scientists from Royal Holloway, University of London, and they have just published their results. Join Tim as we talk with the experts about this astonishing experiment and the results that will help us as we explore further into space. Thanks for all your questions before the show, and please also put them in the chat and Tim might be able to answer them! Brought to you by the UK Space Agency and ESERO. Useful links:
Campaign for School Gardening: https://schoolgardening.rhs.org.uk/home
Mission X: https://www.stem.org.uk/missionx
Tim Talks Space #2
Join astronaut Tim Peake and guests live during lockdown to talk about all things space - and beyond! We were blown away by the number of great questions you sent in for our first episode last week, so we’ve managed to fit in an extra Tim Talks Space episode to try and answer as many of them as we can! In this episode, we’ll be answering your brilliant questions about living and space and space exploration. Please also put any more questions you have in the chat and Tim might be able to answer them! Brought to you by the UK Space Agency and ESERO. URLs:
Tim Talks Space #1
Join astronaut Tim Peake and guests live during lockdown to talk about all things space - and beyond! In this episode, we talk about Tim’s mission on the International Space Station and his experience of dealing with confinement, as well as what he did at school to get there and what he hopes to do in future. Tim answers some of your questions live too about life on the ISS, what it’s like to be in isolation, and how to stay active. Join us on Monday, 11 May, for Tim Talks Space #2, where we'll be answering more of your brilliant questions! Brought to you by the UK Space Agency and ESERO.
UK Space Conference 2019 Teaser
Wales will play host to the UK Space Conference 2019 (24-26 September). This biennial flagship event brings together the entire space community, including government, industry, academia, research and financial communities. The conference will offer the space community unrivalled opportunities to meet, network, do business and shape the landscape for the coming years. Register now: https://www.ukspace2019.co.uk/ereg/newreg.php?eventid=200183909
SatelLife 2019 Winners
SatelLife is a competition run by the UK Space Agency for 11-22 year olds to come up with innovative ideas of how satellites can help us here on Earth. The UK Space Agency is at the heart of UK efforts to explore and benefit from space. It is responsible for all strategic decisions on the UK civil space programme and provides a clear, single voice for UK space ambitions. The Agency is responsible for ensuring that the UK retains and grows a strategic capability in the space-based systems, technologies, science and applications. It leads the UK’s civil space programme in order to win sustainable economic growth, secure new scientific knowledge and provide benefits to all citizens.
BepiColombo: mission to Mercury
In the early hours of tomorrow morning (Saturday 20th October) a spacecraft made possible by the best of UK space science is set to blast off bound for Mercury. BepiColombo is the first European Space Agency mission to Mercury, the least explored planet in the inner Solar System, and will provide new insight into how the planet closest to the Sun formed and evolved. The spacecraft will travel 9 billion km taking 7 years to reach Mercury and is designed to survive extreme temperatures, from +450 to -180 degrees.
People Like Me: space sector careers pack
Full story and resource: https://bit.ly/2C1IzcS The UK Space Agency has joined a campaign to encourage more girls to study science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM ) and consider careers in space. Working with the WISE Campaign’s People Like Me initiative, the Agency has helped produce a resource pack for schools to boost the recruitment of girls into STEM subjects post-16, particularly those that girls typically do not choose, such as physics and engineering.
Newton's space saplings: can you give them space to grow?
Seeds from Isaac Newton’s apple tree, which were blasted into space with Tim Peake, are now young trees and in need of a new home. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/newtons-space-saplings-can-you-give-them-space-to-grow
Why worms? The Molecular Muscle Experiment
Hundreds of worms are being flown to the International Space Station later this year for scientists to understand more about spaceflight-induced muscle loss.
Worms in space: The Molecular Muscle Experiment
New research using worms will look at muscle loss in space and could lead to new treatments for muscular conditions for people on Earth.
Aeolus: a British built laser spacecraft
Flying at 200 miles above the surface of the Earth, the powerful laser on the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Aeolus spacecraft will beam down into the atmosphere and measure wind speeds – a completely new approach that could revolutionise the accuracy of weather forecasting, helping to protect people from disasters like floods and hurricanes across the world. The spacecraft was built by Airbus Defence and Space in Stevenage. Other British businesses provided critical elements to the mission, including a camera, software and propulsion systems.
The substantial extent of UK participation was achieved through the UK Space Agency’s strong, ongoing support of ESA’s Earth Observation Envelope Programme, which benefits industry and science. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/british-built-laser-spacecraft-due-to-be-launched-into-orbit Professor John Remedios (Director of National Centre for Earth Observation) and Beth Greenaway (Head of Earth Observations and Climate at the UK Space Agency) talk about Aeolus, the brand new mission to track winds on a global scale and discuss the importance of collaborating with ESA on such major missions.
Celebrating #IWD2018: some expert advice from our #WomenInSpace
A video to celebrate #IWD2018 with women from across the space sector. Here's some expert advice from our #WomenInSpace on pursuing a career and why it's such an exciting sector.
SatelLife Challenge: our search for young space entrepreneurs
The UK Space Agency is offering young people expert advice for their ideas of how satellites could improve life on Earth and a share of a £50,000 prize. If you know an 11-22 year old with big space ideas, ask them to enter our SatelLife Challenge today. http://bit.ly/2CDbVNa
Principia post-flight tour: expedition 46 & 47 - Tim Peake & Tim Kopra
A video summary of human spaceflight expeditions 46 & 47 for the #Principia post-flight tour events. Credits: Video editing: Maxime Pinchaud.
Thanks to: Matthew Day.
Footage: Tim Peake, ESA, NASA.
A message for Tim: Bear Grylls, Chief Scout
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout and one of the World's most recognised faces of survival and outdoor adventure has sent Tim Peake his best wishes on behalf of all UK Scouts.