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First Man

Published May 11, 2019

First Man

So many thoughts! First opinion is that this was an epic film on such a grand scale and just so moving. It captured me almost instantly, with that crazy stressful start to a movie and then it never let up. The biggest highlight is the insanely good cinematography that grabs you, thrusts you into the heart of the action, makes you look at things differently and from angles that only the real participants could have seen, and then leaves you to deal with the consequences. I genuinely thought I was inside every rocket that Armstrong was in, I felt that claustrophobic and breathy intensity, and I was more than invested in every step he took.

In the Shadow of the Moon - Field notes

Published August 17, 2011

In the Shadow of the Moon - Field notes

After my rather foolish admission that I hadn’t necessarily paid much attention to those that went to the moon after the main three, Steven Roy recommended I watch this documentary film on 4OD - In the Shadow of the Moon. I watched, and I learned, and I made notes. I’ve posted the distilled version for Film Watch, but these are the full notes I made along the way - 90 minutes of brilliant space travel stuff, I highly recommend it.

N is for National Space Centre

Published August 7, 2011

N is for National Space Centre

The final stop on my Alphabet mini-tour (way back in May, how did that happen?) was the National Space Centre, just outside of Leicester. I’m developing an interest in all things space travel, and I was surprised that we have a space centre, given that we have very little in the way of a space programme. The website makes it clear that this is a destination designed for kids. At the moment, on the homepage, there’s a lego space shuttle, and three pictures of kids enjoying their day out at the centre.

Celebrating the final shuttle launches

Published May 17, 2011

Celebrating the final shuttle launches

I don’t know enough about space, and wish I knew a lot more. What I do know is that when the shuttles are retired, we’re going to miss out on some fantastic sights.

Bought a ticket to the world

Published July 22, 2009

Bought a ticket to the world

With all the current news and info emerging about the Apollo 11 mission - celebrating the 40th anniversary of the moon landings - it’s hard not to think about space travel and what the future of it is. During a reunion of the Apollo 11 crew, Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong seemed to think that Mars should be the next destination. They also didn’t stop at dreaming up _visits _to the red planet but thought we should aim higher.

Links for 2008-04-04

Published April 4, 2008

Links for 2008-04-04

Space truck’s big moment arrives I find it amazing that it’s going to do it all by itself and “Ground controllers and the station’s astronauts will not get involved unless there is a problem.” Also, the live tracking at the bottom is cool. Seth’s Blog: Waiting until the last minute “In a nutshell: don’t.”