Monday, 22 October 2018

Science feature @smrolfe 22/10/2018 Talking galaxies with #SotM @joramasawmy and Soyuz emergency landing

Today Sam was joined in the studio by Jo Ramasawmy, a scientist in her third year of her PhD studies focussing on galactic evolution. We talked about her work and she explained about the different types of galaxies and how they are affected by active super massive black holes and star formation.

Listen again here: 22-10-2018 RV Science Feature 

Sam talked about the recent emergency landing by the Soyuz spacecraft, currently the only means of getting astronauts and cosmonauts into space, mainly to get to and from the International Space Station. The Russian space agency, Roscosmos, will not fly a manned mission on the Soyuz until it conducts at least three successful robotic (unmanned) missions. Incidently, it was the first (almost) journey into space for the American Nick Hague, relying on colleague cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin for the 'feeling' of what was right in his first real lift off experience. It soon became clear something was wrong and they made a safe emergency landing later that day.

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