By Kim Huett: I’ve been enjoying the BBC radio series It Is Rocket Science a great deal and am surprised I’ve not seen it mentioned anywhere (apologies to any of the usual suspects if you have indeed been promoting the heck out of this and I’ve missed it). In each 15 minute episode Helen Keen takes a humorous look at the history of our interest in space. These episodes are both amusingly presented and well researched (she even mentioned the British Interplanetary Society in one episode). The current episode about female astronauts is still available on BBC iPlayer. You should give it a listen here.
The first episode of the first series is also available at Helen Keen’s website.
Do yourself a favour and have a listen. I bet that you won’t regret it.