Space

What Jeff Bezos should have learnt from Neil Armstrong

21 July 2021 8:59 am

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos joined the billionaire space race today in his suitably phallic looking New Shepard rocket. Bezos successfully travelled…

Branson vs Bezos: In praise of the billionaire space race

12 July 2021 8:52 pm

They are rich boys with some very expensive toys. As Richard Branson completes his first space flight, it would be…

Why Elon Musk should fly me to the moon

13 March 2021 9:00 am

I have just applied to fly around the moon. My chances of being selected are slim, but is it impossible?…

Dear Mary: What do you do when too many people accept a party invitation?

16 January 2016 9:00 am

Q. What can be done when more people than you can cater for accept an invitation? We are giving a…

Space odyssey: Ed White walking in space over New Mexico, Gemini 4, June 1965 Image: James McDivitt

The images from the Apollo missions will reduce you to tears

4 October 2014 9:00 am

Mark Mason on the images that make grown men cry

Epicurus on particle physics

29 March 2014 9:00 am

According to a top TV scientist, in the beginning there was ‘empty space’ and ‘energy’. After a big bang, the…