April 14, 2024

I, Science

The science magazine of Imperial College

Buzz Aldrin on moon with American flag

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin, lunar module pilot of the first lunar landing mission, poses for a photograph beside the deployed United States flag during an Apollo 11 Extravehicular Activity (EVA) on the lunar surface. The Lunar Module (LM) is on the left, and the footprints of the astronauts are clearly visible in the soil of the Moon. Astronaut Neil A. Armstrong, commander, took this picture with a 70mm Hasselblad lunar surface camera. While astronauts Armstrong and Aldrin descended in the LM, the "Eagle", to explore the Sea of Tranquility region of the Moon, astronaut Michael Collins, command module pilot, remained with the Command and Service Modules (CSM) "Columbia" in lunar-orbit.

I, Science Radio – 22 July 2019

Past, Present and Future

Starting with a look into the future of being able to mend broken hearts. Tanya Hughes has been talking to some scientists who have created some heart patches in a dish. Then we went back 50 years to the launch of the amazing Apollo 11 voyage into space  and the first moon landing. To commemorate this extraordinary feat, Jack Monaghan made a piece to celebrate the first women in space- Valentina Tereshkova. We finished with the present – an interview with the world’s youngest trainee astronaut Alyysa Carson, by May Vilailuck.

Listen below and find the rest of our shows here.

Catch us next Monday at ICRadio.com from 5-6pm!

This week’s I, Science Radio show was hosted by Hilary Guite, and produced by Jason Hosken. We joined by guests Tanya Hughes and Jack Monaghan.

Banner image: Buzz Aldrin, NASA