Welcome to the blog of the National Space Centre. This is where we write the musings from mission control of the Centre. We hope you like it and make comments on what we have to say, we need your feedback to make the National Space Centre truly out of this world (sorry we had to say it).
We have another blog from the brains of the team, which is all about space right now, so we called it Space Now!
Back in the beginning, when the National Space Centre was still covered in a film of building dust, a lovely chap joined the team to narrate a brand new fulldome planetarium show, that man was Richard Attenborough and this week his show returns to the dome to honour his memory.
The UK Space Agency has launched a competition for school children between the ages of 7 and 14 to design a British-inspired, balanced and exciting meal for British ESA astronaut Tim Peake to eat during his 6 month mission to the International Space Station (ISS).
On Monday 07 April we had two visitors from Russia queuing at our door before we opened. They said they wanted to buy some gifts from our shop for friends and family to celebrate Cosmonautics Day, so after a conversation about their traditions we wanted to celebrate too.
In 2010 Gerry Anderson visited the National Space Centre as a guest of BritSciFi. He became a friend and supporter of the Centre and so when his son invited us to be part of a weekend dedicated to celebrating the worlds and characters created by the legendary television producer, how could we say no.