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Self-portrait by Tracy Caldwell Dyson in ISS (2010)

David Nixon's mighty book International Space Station: Architecture Beyond Earth (Circa) is stuffed with information and stunning images. And it asks if the ISS meets Vitruvius' ancient principals of architecture. My review has answers + ponders the eventual ISS fate.

Blueprint 347 July 2016/ designcurial September 2016


 

LK-3 lunar lander (engineering model, 1969) at Cosmonauts exhibition. Courtesy Science Museum London

An epic show at London's Science Museum about the Soviet space program, reviewed.

'From Russian avant-garde to priceless spacecraft relics and stirring graphics from days that were never more heroic, this is a cosmic parade'

Blueprint / designcurial November/December 2015

 

 

Valentina Tereshkova in conversation, 2015 and spacesuited, 1963 photo ©Herbert Wright

52 years after she became the first woman in space, Valentina Tereshkova came to London, to be reunited with her Vostok capsule. And she had same stories to tell!
Journal of Wild Culture October 2015

 

 

The Kuiper Belt shows as orange in this diagram 'Orbits of Pluto, PT1, New Horizons' targets' © Alex Parker

As NASA's New Horizons passes Pluto, we've stepped through the door into a strange new realm called the Kuiper Belt. Out there is a deep freeze of not just new worlds, but also simmering issues — including perhaps even our very origins. To help clarify things, I imagine a large dining table to map it all out.
Journal of Wild Culture July 2015

 

 

Roadmap to the Stars
First, we take the Solar System! How humanity could colonise the galaxy... but what is to be human anyway? Come on a trip to an ultimate destiny...
uncube magazine no 19: the Space issue March 2014

 

 

Beyond Saturn, a Centaur with rings

Chariklo's rings, and what their discoverers say...
Journal of Wild Culture March 2014

 

 

SKYLON is go!
The revolutionary spaceplane from Reaction Engines, Oxfordshire, UK
Blueprint- March 2011

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