The Summer of 2015.
Not much to write home about weather wise in my neck of the woods (south Wales in the UK), but during the next few weeks there’s a veritable smorgasbord of space events to get our temperatures rising…….
- The ESA probe Philae wakes up after a 7 month hibernation as Comet 67P nears the Sun
- NASA probe Dawn orbits Ceres, the largest object in the Asteroid Belt and spots fascinating ‘bright spots’ on the surface.
- NASA’s New Horizon probe, and its close fly by of the (minor) planet Pluto
and of course, not forgetting:
- The return of the crew of Exhibition 43 aboard the space station, including our very own ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti
- By financial ‘gutting’,to the tune of $330 million, of a plan to allow NASA to send its own astronauts into space aboard their OWN rockets
All these stories, and much more besides will be reported on these pages… STAY TUNED, its going to be one HECK of a ride