Archives for March 2011

Gagarin – Pilot Cosmonaut

On Saturday 26th March 2011 Barton Airfield is having a “Barton Airfield History Open day”. I will be speaking about “Gagarin the Pilot Cosmonaut” between 16:00 and 17:00. It is a free event but may have to pay £1.00 (all day) for the car park. Looking forward to this,  did some of my initial flight […]

Episode 39: March 19th 2011: Spacecraft Operations

Scroll to the bottom for the audio and video. Since the launch of Sputnik 1 in 1957, thousands of unmanned spacecraft have been launched, mostly to Earth orbit, but many have gone to the inner and outer planets, and four of them have pretty much left the Solar System altogether. European Space Agency’s Mars Express […]

Apollo astronaut in UK

Last year it was Dr Edgar Mitchell from Apollo 14 – video here.  This spring, Ken Willoughby has arranged  Captain Dick Gordon to visit Pontefract. Dick Gordon flew on Gemini 11 and Apollo 12. Details of Dinner and Lecture below. Click here to download the flyer. Dinner – £60 Thursday, March 31, 2011; 7:30 PM […]