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Grumman S.S. John Young & ISS Payload
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Grumman S.S. John Young & ISS Payload

SpaceX have achieved much in the past few years, but so have we! The first of our two payloads which we sent to the International Space Station returned to Earth early this year, but we're not here...
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Top 10 Space Gifts of 2019
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Top 10 Space Gifts of 2019

Another incredible year filled with space goodness has gone by and we have analysed your top 10 space gifts of 2019! Fair warning though, if you wear space socks, be prepared to have them blasted off!
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Brief History of Space Food
Space History

Brief History of Space Food

Here goes; Did you know that NASA, Roscosmos and ESA all manufacture their own space food? It goes without saying that a European Astronaut’s palate wouldn’t quite suit a Russian Cosmonaut, and...
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Guide: Identifying Gemini & Apollo Space Food
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Guide: Identifying Gemini & Apollo Space Food

Space food has come a long way since the pioneers of spaceflight first ascended to the stars over half a century ago, and space food has naturally evolved over time.
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New Year, New Goals
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New Year, New Goals

All of us probably were left a little numb after 2016. With so much upheaval in the world of politics, combined with a seemingly endless stream of celebrities passing away, including Ed Mitchell and...
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SpaceX Payload: Pending
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SpaceX Payload: Pending

These NASA 60th Anniversary Pins & Patches will be launched into space on the SpaceX Falcon 9 CRS-14 Flight which is destined for the International Space Station. The flight is is scheduled to...
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The Red Planet & The Race To Mars
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The Red Planet & The Race To Mars

This last week China announced their plans to place a robotic rover on the Martian surface by 2020.
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The Last Man on the Moon
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The Last Man on the Moon

Apologies in advance for not posting much earlier this year, we've been rocked here at the Space Collective not only by a personal loss in a family pet, but also, and probably more significant to so...
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The Arms of Orion
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The Arms of Orion

Anyone who grew up in the shadow of the Apollo era will doubtless be almost apoplectic with excitement of what is hopefully to come over the next decade. Whilst the USA is in a major transition phase...
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The Magnificent Seven
Space History

The Magnificent Seven

Last week gave us a sad footnote to what has been a very topsy turvy year all told in many respects. The passing at the grand age of 95 of John Glenn, the first American to orbit the Earth and a true...
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Watching the Skies
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Watching the Skies

Here at The Space Collective, we have a healthy respect for all aspects of human and robotic space missions. Over the past few months our blogs have focused on many elements of this, both current and...
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Apollo Guidance Legend Finally Rewarded
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Apollo Guidance Legend Finally Rewarded

The outgoing Obama administration in the United States recently held a ceremony to honour some of the most remarkable people that the "Land of the Free" have ever produced.
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A Brave New World
Space History

A Brave New World

This week has seen one of the most monumental upheavals in political history, of that there is no doubt whatsoever. In the UK and the United States over the past few months, the political landscape...
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The Long March to Mars? Chinese Takeaway
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The Long March to Mars? Chinese Takeaway

As we sit here, looking over the last few weeks of quite remarkable events in space, such as the explosion of the ESA EDM lander on Mars (Maintaining the record of 0% success rate for any non-U.S...
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We Seven... Tales of Mercury's
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We Seven... Tales of Mercury's "Poetic" Astronaut

Today we're celebrating one of the unsung greats of the pioneering era of spaceflight, a man who sadly passed away only a few years ago, but who made an invaluable contribution to our understanding...
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The Great Galactic Ghoul
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The Great Galactic Ghoul

As I sit here writing this, a team at the European Space Agency are still living with the faint hope that their lander has not become the latest victim of the "Curse of Mars".
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Mission to Mars - Could it be a reality?
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Mission to Mars - Could it be a reality?

So it's finally about to happen? That's the question really on everyone's lips after the monumental announcement a few weeks ago by Elon Musk of SpaceX that he intends not only to fly a crewed...
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Meteor Impact Craters
Space History

Meteor Impact Craters

Have you ever wondered how the meteor craters such as Barringer Crater in Arizona happened? Well we have the answer!
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