Chinese manned space programme

On 18 November two Chinese astronauts, Jing Haipeng and Chen Dong, landed back on Earth after spending 33 days in space, an event which was hardly reported in the western media. During their mission they spent 30 days aboard the Tiangong-2 space station. Image from the Chinese National Space Administration Tiangong-2, shown in the mission patch above, is the second… Continue reading Chinese manned space programme

Living on the Moon.

    For centuries novelists have written about humans living and working on the moon. One of my favourite science fiction novels is "A Fall of Moondust"  by the British author Arthur C Clarke (1917-2008). It was written in 1961, before man had ventured  into space and when we knew very little about the Moon's surface, but set in the… Continue reading Living on the Moon.