August 10, 2022

I, Science

The science magazine of Imperial College

space shuttle launch

NASA image originally released April 12, 1981 S81-30498 (12 April 1981) --- After six years of silence, the thunder of manned spaceflight is heard again, as the successful launch of the first space shuttle ushers in a new concept in utilization of space. The April 12, 1981 launch, at Pad 39A, just seconds past 7 a.m., carries astronaut John Young and Robert Crippen into an Earth-orbital mission scheduled to last for 54 hours, ending with unpowered landing at Edwards Air Force Base in California. STS-1, the first in a series of shuttle vehicles planned for the Space Transportation System, utilizes reusable launch and return components. Credit: NASA NASA Goddard Space Flight Center enables NASA’s mission through four scientific endeavors: Earth Science, Heliophysics, Solar System Exploration, and Astrophysics. Goddard plays a leading role in NASA’s accomplishments by contributing compelling scientific knowledge to advance the Agency’s mission. Follow us on Twitter Join us on Facebook

I, Science Radio – 21th April 2019

Science inspired radio dramas

Listeners may remember that last term a group of us who took Gareth Mitchell’s radio theory course fell in love with radio drama and even dramatised live on air a section of County Lines the drama we were analysing for our assessment. Our appetites whetted we then wanted more and decided that the easter break was a perfect time to try out making radio dramas from the short stories which were written for Felicity Mellor’s narrative class. And on today’s programme we aired two of our very own radio dramas written, scripted, acted and produced all by the I,Science team at Imperial. Our first drama started with the lift off for the 10th Challenger Space-shuttle launch. Written by Katy Pallister and produced by Tristan Varela the story is called Three Two One. Our second drama was a personal story from Rachel Ng’s childhood involving her first and last pet, a goldfish. Written and scripted by Rachel, produced by Rachel and Celeste Nilges. Listen again here:

Banner image: Space Shuttle, NASA