Back in 2005 the Headmistress of Wakefield Girls High School was a lady called Pat Langham. Through my Mayoral year I recently met Pat again not having seen her since we both retired. We started to talk about the early days of Space Lectures, particularly the first Charlie Duke and Alan Bean events. The background […]
Regrettably we have to break the news that the Space Lectures – Ed Gibson event planned for April 2021 has been cancelled. I would like to stress that the decision to cancel was made by Ed himself. Following successful surgery for an age related mobility issue, his condition has failed to improve as he had […]
May 2020 update
While Covid 19 continues to stalk the globe – casting its long shadow on a host of space events in Europe, the US and elsewhere I can confirm that the Space Lectures Ed Gibson event will still go ahead… but not quite as planned. Within weeks of rescheduling the event to October, Ed informed us […]
From a small group of volunteers and the small town of Pontefract – West Yorkshire UK, beats a HUGE heart.
Space Lectures has been bringing inspirational astronaut speakers to the UK for more than ten years now: Jim Lovell, Ken Mattingly and Charlie Duke to name but three. Ken and his team are already looking to next year with a number of names “in the frame”. But we are sorry to have to inform you […]
“Light to thy path, wind to thy sails, dreams to thy heart” – Alan Bean It was with a heavy heart I heard of the death of Alan Bean at the age of 86. We had the great privilege to host two events for him, once back in 2007 and again in 2013. An incredibly […]
Nice one Buzz!
Happy Birthday Buzz Aldrin 88 Today! It is nearly 49 years since he set foot on the Moon on the iconic Apollo 11 mission. He now has his sights set even farther away, lobbying for a manned mission to Mars within the next 20 years. We love you Buzz! …and it was very nice […]
Captain Bruce McCandless
Another Bright Star Extinguished. It is with such great sadness that we heard of the passing of Captain Bruce McCandless. It was but a few weeks since he had graced us with his presence, a treasured memory we will all cherish forever. Your contributions to the space program will not be forgotten. A true gentleman […]
“A second limited batch of Space Lectures embroidered patches has been ordered and will be available to purchase at the Rick Mastracchio event in March 2018. Such has been the support of so many regulars at these twice yearly events we thought it appropriate that they should have “first refusal”. Only after the Mastracchio event […]
Announcing the Space Lectures ‘patch’
Space Lectures entrusted the creation of a patch to be designed by renowned artist Tim Gagnon, who is behind many of the Mission patches for NASA’s space shuttle program. His very first commission was as the mission patch artist for the Expedition 11 flight to the International Space Station — since then he has collaborated […]