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Friday, 30 December, 2016

Fusion energy is an often misunderstood concept. A few common ideas, such as that fusion is dangerous, and that fusion does not produce as much energy as is required to spark a reaction, are simply not true. Nuclear fusion is … Continue reading

Tuesday, 13 October, 2015

Here’s one we don’t see every day. Our work with Prof Milton Wainwright being the inspiration for an artwork. Jerome Walker, the works creator said “I read your article on the sphere you recovered and it inspired me to create … Continue reading

Wednesday, 7 October, 2015

Another paper in the Astrobiology Outreach journal with work done for Prof Milton Wainwright. Here, we provide images of a variety of biological entities which we have sampled from the stratosphere at heights of between 23-27Km. The biological entities have … Continue reading

Tuesday, 6 October, 2015

We’ve just had another article published on our work relating to finding biological particles in the stratosphere with professor Milton Wainwright at the University of Sheffield. You can see the full paper published in Astrobiology Outreach here: http://miltonwainwright.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Biological-Entities-Isolated-from-Two-Stratosphere-Launches-Continued-Evidence-for-a-Space-Origin.pdf Here, we … Continue reading

Thursday, 11 June, 2015

You know you’ve made it when Morgan Freeman narrates your work!! Watch our segment on Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman here: http://www.sciencechannel.com/tv-shows/through-the-wormhole/if-aliens-are-there-we-have-to-catch-them-2/

Monday, 30 March, 2015

I’m sure most people have seen our stratospheric bug hunting in some form before, (see here) This launch was a little different. The aim was to launch at night from far enough North to maybe see the Aurora Borealis from … Continue reading

Monday, 3 November, 2014

A little science experiment for you all. Ever wondered what you would hear if you played music in space? Wonder no more! We played a Heart FM radio show just behind the camera on a launch for your listening pleasure.

Friday, 20 December, 2013

This time we’ve been looking at the latex used to make balloons.   Interesting stuff!

Saturday, 21 September, 2013

The SentIntoSpace team push the forefront of science in the hunt for bacterial life in the stratosphere. Teaming up with Professor Milton Wainwright of the University of Sheffield we sent a special payload to capture a sample of particles from … Continue reading

Tuesday, 9 April, 2013

Recently the Sentintospace team were commissioned to look at some samples of meteorite and Fulgurite with the aim of showing that this particular meteorite was definitely from space. Fulgurite is formed by lightning strike fusing silica grains in the ground. … Continue reading