Footage from an episode of Sky at Night in 1963, showing an interview between Patrick Moore and Arthur C. Clarke.
Caption: "Many of the early Sky at Night programmes were destroyed or lost from the BBC library. Recently this early and very rare programme from 1963 with Arthur C Clarke, was discovered in an African TV station. Patrick and Arthur were both members of the British Interplanetary Society and here they discuss bases on the Moon and Mars. Arthur C Clarke made very few interviews, so this really is a broadcasting gem- once lost, but now found."
Astrium UK has been selected by the European Space Agency (ESA) as prime contractor for the Sentinel-5 Precursor satellite (S5p), a mission to monitor atmospheric chemistry. UK industry will deliver the mission platform and significant elements of the instrumention.
A real time recreation of Yuri Gagarin's pioneering first orbit, shot entirely in space from on board the International Space Station. The film combines this new footage with Gagarin's original mission audio and a new musical score by composer Philip Sheppard. For more information visit http://www.firstorbit.org/.
The Making of First Orbit:
The film was shown on the 50th anniversary of Gagarin's flight on big screens in several city centres around the UK:
Bio: Richard Osborne is a consultant on the SKYLON single stage to orbit space plane, as well as a rocket propulsion consultant on other space launch projects. He is also a member of the international Project Icarus, working on a viable design for an interstellar spaceprobe. Richard holds an MSc in Remote Sensing (specialising in Martian surface analysis), BSc in Physics, undertook research work for a Doctorate in Astrophysics (specialising in stellar magnetohydrodynamics), as well as CPhys, CSci, FRAS, FBIS. He currently also serves as Chair of the British Interplanetary Society's Technical Committee looking at future space technologies.
A new era in manned spaceflight currently beckons, with new space planes and space capsules being developed by private industry, along with inflatable space habitats and other technologies which would have seemed like science fiction to many, even a few decades ago. This talk will give an overview of what is being developed in manned spaceflight technology, some of the disruptive technologies which will allow all of us to go, and the work being undertaken to design a 21st century interstellar probe.