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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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  • Melanie Windridge explores the beautiful and fascinating plasmas of the universe, and the numerous and varied applications of our knowledge of plasma.

    The Plasma Universe

    Melanie Windridge explores the beautiful and fascinating plasmas of the universe, and the numerous and varied applications of our knowledge of plasma.

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  • 25/05/2011 - During the 1960s, the mighty Saturn V rocket was born. Rising from the drawing boards in record time to become the most powerful and most reliable rocket ever. However, the details of the problems that were encountered and how they were overcome were never released at the time. This situation can now be corrected and in this talk the inside story of the Saturn V is revealed with details of the various failures and ultimate successes highlighted.

    How the Saturn V Moon Rocket was Built and Tested

    25/05/2011 - During the 1960s, the mighty Saturn V rocket was born. Rising from the drawing boards in record time to become the most powerful and most reliable rocket ever. However, the details of the problems that were encountered and how they were overcome were never released at the time. This situation can now be corrected and in this talk the inside story of the Saturn V is revealed with details of the various failures and ultimate successes highlighted.

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