Posts Tagged ‘NASA’

London Calling

03Dec17

Terry Virts talks about flying the Space Shuttle and the difference between launching on the Shuttle and the Soyuz.

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London Calling

08Aug17

In the latest episode of my show for America: What it’s really like traveling on one of Britain’s most overcrowded trains. Songs with your name in. The British Home Secretary wants to make people who post extreme views online harder to catch. Proof that Elvis is not still alive. English soccer clubs missing out because […]


Cracked it!

27Aug16

When I discovered a three inch long crack in my car’s windscreen, I was angry at first, then I realised that crack contained the secret to eternal life. The crack can’t be repaired, I need a new windscreen. It’s the latest part that needs replacing. I’ve had the car for about a year and a […]


Mack Nuggets

19Mar16

Here’s what I’ve been up to so far this year on BOB fm, including: Why Space travel is boring, The Graham Mack Theory of Everything, How I almost got thrown out of a West End theatre, The best way to have pancakes, How to look good in every photo, David Cameron is not dead, The […]


Waste of Space.

29Oct14

“No bucks, no Buck Rogers” is what America’s second man to fly in space, Gus Grissom said to fellow astronaut, Gordon Cooper in the movie The Right Stuff. I don’t know if Gus ever actually said that in real life but the meaning is that without financial support through publicity and engaging with the public […]


Sting sang, “Giant steps are what you take, walking on the moon”. He was right about that, the Moon is smaller than the earth and has much less mass so it pulls with less gravity. In fact, if you stood on the surface of the Moon, you would experience only 17% the force of gravity […]


I won’t be buying a ticket on Virgin Galactic. There’s a lot of confusion about Richard Branson’s plans to send paying customers into space. That’s probably because of the way it’s being reported. The media seem so keen to jam a buzz word or scientific sounding phrase into their reports that they’re just getting things […]