New Funding for UK's biggest radio telescope - Jodrell Bank.
Jodrell Bank, which is just 30 miles away from our offices, was recently under threat of closure due to lack of funding. However, the The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) has carried out a review of all its programmes, and has been able to provide grant funding for Jodrell Bank and the e-Merlin project it runs. Read the Government's response to the online petition, which received almost 10,000 signatures.
50 years of Space Exploration
It's now over 50 years since man put the first satellite into space. The USSR successfully launched Sputnik 1 on 4th Oct 1957. NASA presents a multimedia guide to the highlights of early years of the space race.