Further News And Information From The British Interplanetary Society
  • BIS Odyssey Newsletter: Issue 3

    BIS Odyssey Newsletter: Issue 3

    BIS Odyssey Newsletter: Issue 3

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  • 8 June 2011 - First Orbit is a new film which charts a single orbit of the Earth, as witnessed by Yuri Gagarin 50 years ago. It was filmed in a collaboration with the European Space Agency astronaut Paolo Nespoli on board the International Space Station, by matching the orbit of the ISS to the original ground path and time of day of the Vostok 1 flight.

    First Orbit

    8 June 2011 - First Orbit is a new film which charts a single orbit of the Earth, as witnessed by Yuri Gagarin 50 years ago. It was filmed in a collaboration with the European Space Agency astronaut Paolo Nespoli on board the International Space Station, by matching the orbit of the ISS to the original ground path and time of day of the Vostok 1 flight.

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  • On Sale Now - This is a re-publication of the British Interplanetary Society (BIS) Project Daedalus papers, first published in 1978. It also contains one of the first technical papers on interstellar travel by Les Shepherd published in 1952 as well as a post-Project Daedalus review paper by Alan Bond and Tony Martin published in 1986. The foreword is written by the current BIS President Bob Parkinson, also a member of the original Project Daedalus Study Group.

    New Book – Project Daedalus: Demonstrating the Engineering Feasibility of Interstellar Travel

    On Sale Now - This is a re-publication of the British Interplanetary Society (BIS) Project Daedalus papers, first published in 1978. It also contains one of the first technical papers on interstellar travel by Les Shepherd published in 1952 as well as a post-Project Daedalus review paper by Alan Bond and Tony Martin published in 1986. The foreword is written by the current BIS President Bob Parkinson, also a member of the original Project Daedalus Study Group.

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  • 7 May 2011 - The BIS will be holding a second group event at the HQ for those members not able to make the first. Again, this will be chaired by Council member Colin Philp. All members are invited.

    The Future of the BIS – Tell us what you think!

    7 May 2011 - The BIS will be holding a second group event at the HQ for those members not able to make the first. Again, this will be chaired by Council member Colin Philp. All members are invited.

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  • 3 September 2011 - The 66th Annual General Meeting of the Society will be held at the BIS, 27/29 South Lambeth Road, London SW8 1SZ on Saturday 3 September 2011 at 1 pm followed by refreshments. Admission to the AGM is open to Fellows only but all members are welcome to join the discussion after the formalities of the AGM around 1.30 pm.

    66th Annual General Meeting

    3 September 2011 - The 66th Annual General Meeting of the Society will be held at the BIS, 27/29 South Lambeth Road, London SW8 1SZ on Saturday 3 September 2011 at 1 pm followed by refreshments. Admission to the AGM is open to Fellows only but all members are welcome to join the discussion after the formalities of the AGM around 1.30 pm.

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  • BIS Odyssey Newsletter: Issue 2

    BIS Odyssey Newsletter: Issue 2

    BIS Odyssey Newsletter: Issue 2

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  • 17/8/2011 - In 1984 JBIS published papers considering the design of a World ship. This is a very large vehicle many tens of kilometres in length and having a mass of millions of tons, moving at a fraction of a per cent of the speed of light and taking hundreds of years to millennia to complete its journey.

    World Ships: The Long Journey to the Stars

    17/8/2011 - In 1984 JBIS published papers considering the design of a World ship. This is a very large vehicle many tens of kilometres in length and having a mass of millions of tons, moving at a fraction of a per cent of the speed of light and taking hundreds of years to millennia to complete its journey.

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  • 12/4/2011 - Many believe the first 50 years of human space flight is a natural progression of human endeavour, fuelled by a ‘frontier’ spirit, by a sense of adventure and by mankind’s innately inquisitive nature. But that interpretation would be false, for such reasons have yet to stimulate a sustained human presence in space. Several times during the last 50 years human space flight was all but shut down. Where were those critical points, when did they occur and why? We discuss critical periods, some that have not yet appeared in print but which are key to fully understanding why we did what we did over this last half century. We go deep behind the scenes to examine the myths that veil the reality behind key decisions made over the first 50 years of human space flight.

    The BIS Gagarin Lecture: 50 Years of Human Space Flight – Key Turning Points

    12/4/2011 - Many believe the first 50 years of human space flight is a natural progression of human endeavour, fuelled by a ‘frontier’ spirit, by a sense of adventure and by mankind’s innately inquisitive nature. But that interpretation would be false, for such reasons have yet to stimulate a sustained human presence in space. Several times during the last 50 years human space flight was all but shut down. Where were those critical points, when did they occur and why? We discuss critical periods, some that have not yet appeared in print but which are key to fully understanding why we did what we did over this last half century. We go deep behind the scenes to examine the myths that veil the reality behind key decisions made over the first 50 years of human space flight.

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  • 26/3/2011 - We want to hear your views on your Society, and what you think can be done to improve as we look to rebuild the BIS.

    The Future of the BIS – Tell us what you think!

    26/3/2011 - We want to hear your views on your Society, and what you think can be done to improve as we look to rebuild the BIS.

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  • This one day seminar will aim to highlight the increasing risks that solar storms present to both space based and ground based infrastructure.

    Solar Monitoring Workshop

    This one day seminar will aim to highlight the increasing risks that solar storms present to both space based and ground based infrastructure.

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