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January 2014 Lecture Meeting -“US Spaceflight: The Next Step”

Our first lecture of 2014 will be given by Gary Auker of e2v, who will be talking about “US Spaceflight: The Next Step”.

With the Space Shuttle retired and a new generation of spacecraft being developed, what will the future hold for NASA’s programme of space exporation?

The public meeting takes place at the Henry Dixon Hall, Rivenhall End on Wednesday 15th January. Doors open at 7.30pm for an 8pm start. £2 for members, £3 for non-members. For further information, see the Events page.

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July 2013 Lecture Meeting – “The Space Shuttle & ISS”

Our speaker this month is Andrew Green who will talking about “The Space Shuttle and ISS”.

The talk will look at the Space Shuttle, its development, history, accidents and Andy’s own personal reflection of reporting on two missions.

He will also look at how the International Space Station was developed and built.

Andy is a Fellow of both the Royal Astronomical Society and British Interplanetary Society and is the director of StarDome Astronomy & Astronautics – a lecturing, consulting and mobile planetarium service educating people across the country about astronomy and space.

The public meeting takes place at the Henry Dixon Hall, Rivenhall End on Wednesday 17th July. Doors open at 7.30pm for an 8pm start. For further information, see the Events page.

ISS & shuttle this weekend

Updating from the last post – please note that as the Space Shuttle Endeavour has now undocked from the International Space Station, the coming days will provide opportunity to see the shuttle “chasing” the ISS.

Please check out the ISS viewing times at the link on the right, or click here. (This will give local Essex viewing times, other locations can be selected from here).

Endeavour is due to land on Monday,  bringing mission STS-126 to an end and leaving only nine planned missions remaining in the Space Shuttle programme.

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