Spaceflight Vol 56 No 01 – January 2014

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Russian EVA patches
Jacques van Oene takes a look at Russian EVA patches , now a familiar sight on the suits of space-walking cosmonauts.

Red Team 4 to the Pad
The first of a news series looking back at dramatic or merely memorable moments in the history of space flight.

The first telescope on the Moon
Regular contributor Philip Corneille looks back almost 42 years to the first telescope placed on the surface of the Moon.

Remembering Scott Carpenter, an explorer from Colorado
Fabrizio Bernardini attended the memorial service for Malcolm Scott Carpenter to bring us a touching reflection on the life of a great astronaut.

Walking on Mars – in Utah!
If humans are ever to get off planet Earth and explore the dusty surface of Mars, research into how to live on the Red Planet will empower a new generation of astronauts.

India’s first and only Spaceman
Gurbir Singh met Rakesh Sharma, the sole astronaut from one of the world’s oldest civilizations, and learned what gave him the pride and the dignity that characterised this great pioneer.

The ISS at 15!
Remembering the launch of Zarya and Unity at the end of 1998, the first elements in what became the International Space Station, we remember what a colossal achievement that was.

Regular Features

Britain in Space – London space summit – SIGS sets new goals for UK

World News – Commercial Crew picks up pace – ESA defines Orion module – CBO tots up human flight cost

Briefing notes – news shorts from around the world

From the Editor

Satellite Digest – 492 October 2013

ISS Operations Summary – 21 October to 15 November 2013

Off the shelf – History of Rocketry and Astronautics Vol 39 – Apollo 13 Manual – Jane’s Space Systems & Industry – Advanced Engine Development at Pratt & Whitney

Inbox – How can you say that? – More please!

Obituaries – Albert D ‘Bud’ Wheelon 1929-2013

Society News – The BIS at ESA/ESRIN – BIS Marketing Workshop – Just add a sprinkling of imagination

Diary Notices

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