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  • VividX2 satellite records full-colour, full-motion video taken over a range of global locations.

    Earth-i releases its first full-colour video of Earth taken from space

    VividX2 satellite records full-colour, full-motion video taken over a range of global locations.

  • The Moon is so relatively close to us in space that it was often the scene of imaginative human trips there long before the Apollo program achieved that goal for real.

    Standing under the Moon

    The Moon is so relatively close to us in space that it was often the scene of imaginative human trips there long before the Apollo program achieved that goal for real.

  • Identifying exceptional people may not be as easy as one might expect. 

    Exceptions to a Rule

    Identifying exceptional people may not be as easy as one might expect. 

  • It is theoretically possible that travel between the stars at close to light speed may happen one day. 

    Keeping in Touch

    It is theoretically possible that travel between the stars at close to light speed may happen one day. 

  • BIS Newsletter: April 2018

    As Chair of the Events Committee, with responsibility for filling our events schedule I’d like to take this opportunity to discuss our activities and ask for your input and support. I believe the BIS has a lot to offer its members and the public in general. Our events play an important role in entertaining and educating our members and, I hope, attracting new members.  They provide ideal networking opportunities and promote the BIS and its extensive capabilities and facilities:  our historic archives, our comprehensive Space library, our wide-ranging technical projects and our dedicated Space publications.

  • Stephen Hawking born 8 Jan 1942 died 14 March 2018 aged 76

    Stephen Hawking, Another Einstein

    Stephen Hawking born 8 Jan 1942 died 14 March 2018 aged 76

  • All animals need a sense of where home is.  It’s essential for survival to know where you can go to stand a better chance of being safe and amongst friends. 

    Home Sweet Home

    All animals need a sense of where home is.  It’s essential for survival to know where you can go to stand a better chance of being safe and amongst friends. 

  • Human survival on other planets will depend on adequate protection from an unwelcoming, or even openly hostile, environment.

    Sanctuary, Sanctuary

    Human survival on other planets will depend on adequate protection from an unwelcoming, or even openly hostile, environment.

  • Ocean exoplanets are now being detected in our galaxy, and may well contain life. 

    Life Beneath the Ocean Wave

    Ocean exoplanets are now being detected in our galaxy, and may well contain life. 

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