NEW PLAYLIST: Bonvoyage Bepicolombo!

With the successful launch of the Ariane 5 VA245 early on the morning of October 19th, a combination of gravity assists and a powerful solar electric propulsion system will speed BepiColombo towards Mercury, the least explored of our solar system's terrestrial planets! It will arrive...

MEET THE CREW: SCI FI AUTHOR ALASTAIR REYNOLDS

[caption id="attachment_2034" align="alignnone" width="1200"] (Photo credit: Josette Sanchez-Reynolds)[/caption]   He’ll be helping us separate science fact from fiction as a Session 2 panelist on April 22nd, but as astronomer, erstwhile ESA scientist and bestselling sci fi author Alastair Reynolds tells us, one doesn’t exist without the other.   When...