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All About Space

No. 93

Every issue All About Space delivers fascinating articles and features on all aspects of space and space travel with mind-blowing photography and full-colour illustrations that bring the amazing universe around us to life.

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United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Future Publishing Ltd
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welcome

This issue marks 50 years since humankind first stepped foot on the lunar surface. Apollo 11 was a mission like no other, carrying three men into space, to make history. Over on page 16, we've begun our special anniversary issue where we chat exclusively to Apollo Lunar Module Pilot Buzz Aldrin, Command Module Pilot Michael Collins, NASA flight director Gene Kranz and many more about what really happened the day spacesuit boot touched lunar soil for the very first time. And that's not all, you – our readers – reveal your memories of the mission, while Neil Armstrong's biographer James Hansen gives us an insight into who the Apollo 11 Commander really was, crushing the rumours that surround the astronaut's personality and life. Don't forget to take the time to observe the…

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our contributors include…

Andrew May Space science writer Has one of the greatest minds of our time put an end to the multiverse theory? Andrew reveals the results of Stephen Hawking's final paper explains why Stuart Atkinson Astronomer Stuart continues his summer night sky tour this issue, revealing some treasures you can observe in the constellations of Cygnus and the surrounding sky Abigail Beall Space science writer What's beyond what we define as deep space? Speaking to the scientists behind Hubble and James Webb, Abigail has the tantalising details Lee Cavendish Staff Writer Lee chats to physicist Carlo Rovelli about the complications of space and time. Do we really understand the latter as much as we originally thought? ALL ABOUT SPACE ISSUE 94 ON SALE 15 AUGUST! Available from supermarkets, newsagents and online at myfavouritemagazines.co.uk…

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hidden figures way unveiling

On 12 June 2019, NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine, United States senator Ted Cruz, D.C. Council chairman Phil Mendelson and Margot Lee Shetterly, author of the book Hidden Figures, unveiled the fabulous new ‘Hidden Figures Way’ street sign in a ceremony. This street sign is a great way to commemorate the African-American women that were essential to the early days of spaceflight. Cruz made an appropriate statement, saying it’s “not just a story of individuals but it’s also a story of, and acknowledges, the racism in this country and how we still struggle to deal with that and to overcome it”.…

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galaxies and asteroids collide

The Hubble Space Telescope created a beautiful canvas of distant galaxies, lying millions and billions of light years away. However, there was an unusual photobomb – the appearance of several nearby asteroids skimming past. These streaks were created as several asteroids just tens to hundreds of millions of kilometres away from Earth glided past the field of view during multiple exposures. With 20 asteroid trails shown, a team of astronomers used this image to identify and characterise these objects, getting a better understanding of the nearby objects that serendipitously came to their attention.…

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light of the night

One of the world’s busiest observatories is the European Southern Observatory’s La Silla site. This popular astronomical observation site has a host of finely tuned telescopes sitting at an altitude of 2,400 metres (7,900 feet) in the dry Atacama Desert in Chile. La Silla is so popular because it has the best viewing conditions. The area exhibits very little cloud coverage, with around 300 clear nights out of the year, and has been seeing the most amazing cosmic sights since its official inauguration 50 years ago.…

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getting a taste for space

The Mars 2020 rover will soon jettison from Earth, travelling onward to the Red Planet. However, engineers have to be diligent in their testing in making sure the rover can survive this journey. This shows NASA’s Mars 2020 spacecraft assembled and placed in the acoustic and thermal vacuum (TVAC) testing chamber at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, United States. This chamber is the best analogue engineers have in order to test the vibrations and temperatures endured in such a powerful liftoff without actually going to space.…

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