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Space Now!

Hello weary space traveller. Please sit down and put your feet up. Here you will find all the news you need from space direct from the Space Communications team at the National Space Centre. No need to ever leave your TARDIS again.Smiley

12 Months with 67P

Just over 12 months ago the Rosetta space probe completed its historic journey to comet 67P Churyumov - Gerasimenko.

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Alert! Perseids Meteor Shower Peaking

Alert! Meteor Shower PeakingThe Perseids meteor shower is an annual shower that occurs in late July to mid August. Peak activity is seen between 9-14 August.

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Report on Virgin Galactic Disaster Released

The final report on the Virgin Galactic tragedy last year has been released.

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Beagle 2 Team Honoured

The Beagle 2 team have been honoured for their innovative work, following the discovery of Britain's long lost Mars rover earlier this year. 

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Alert! - Delta Aquarid Meteor Shower Peaking

Alert! Meteor Shower PeakingThe Delta Aquarid meteor shower is an annual shower that runs from late July to early August. This year it will peak in the UK on the 28/29 July.

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New Horizons

New Horizons. Image credit: NASA.On the 14 July 2015 the New Horizons probe successfully completed its closest approach flyby of Pluto.

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A future of commercial spaceflight?

As SpaceX launch their seventh mission to the International Space Station we take a look at the history and future of commercial spaceflight. 

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Deep Space Classification Chart

OUL - Classification ChartIs it a bird? Is it a plane? No! It's a...

No sure what that light is you are seeing in the sky? Use our handy classifcation guide to help you figure it out!

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Make Your Own Pinwheel Galaxy

Make Your Own Pinwheel Galaxy OULEver fancied making your own galaxy? Well here is a chance for you to get creative and make your very own spiral galaxy pencil topper!

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Alert! - Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower Peaking

Alert! Meteor Shower PeakingThe Eta Aquarids meteor shower is an annual shower that runs from late April to late May. This year it will peak on the 4/5 May.

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MESSENGER mission comes to an end

The MESSENGER spacecraft has been studying Mercury for 10 years. The craft has far exceeded its initial mission but it is time for its mission to come to a spectacular end.

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Hubble 25th Anniversary

For 25 years one of NASA's most iconic missions has peered deep into space. Let's take a look at some of Hubble' trials and tribulations.

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Alert! - Lyrids Meteor Shower Peaking

Alert! Meteor Shower PeakingThe Lyrids meteor shower is an annual shower that runs from mid to late April. This year it will peak in the UK on the 21/22 April.

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A Guide to Meteor Showers

A Guide to Meteor Showers.Meteor showers are a common occurrence throughout the year. Click here to find out more about them and get tips on how its best to watch one.

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Astronaut Ingenuity

Last month our curator helped reveal some of the secrets of our Soyuz. Further research has turned some interesting facts about the operation of the only human rated space capsule currently available. 

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Total Solar Eclipse - 20 March

Total Solar Eclipse. Image credit: NASA.On Friday the 20 March there will be a total solar eclipse. Here in the UK we will see the Sun almost entirely covered as the Moon passes between the Sun and the Earth. Print out our Eclipse-o-scope for a way to watch the eclipse safely.

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Dawn arrives at Ceres

Artist's impression of Dawn approaching Ceres. Image credit: NASA/JPL.On 6 March the Dawn spacecraft will arrive at the second of its two protoplanetary targets. Its target is the largest asteroid in the asteroid belt, the dwarf planet Ceres.

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Apollo 11 Artefacts Found

A mysterious white bag found hidden in Neil Armstrong's wardrobe has been given to the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum by his widow, Carol.  The contents are a startling discovery, nobody knew where there.

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Close encounters of the interesting kind

While most of you slept on Monday night, the Earth had a close encounter with a celestial neighbour, or as it turns out, neighbours.

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Near Earth Object

An asteroid, designated 2004 BL86, will safely pass about three times the distance of Earth to the moon tonight (January 26 2015).

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From our Blog:

Green Man 2015This year some very excited members of the National Space Centre team put on their wellies, packed the Education van, and hit the road to the amazing Green Man Festival 2015.

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Space Now:

Just over 12 months ago the Rosetta space probe completed its historic journey to comet 67P Churyumov - Gerasimenko.

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Birthday Parties:

Celebrate your birthday at the National Space Centre with our fantastic birthday party packages!

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