An astronaut who rose to fame as an original crew member of the Apollo 7 spacecraft will be visiting the National Space Centre in Leicester today.
Walt Cunningham was on board the spacecraft which launched on 11th October 1968. It was the first manned flight test of the United States spacecraft.
Star Wars fans and enthusiasts from all over the country will flock to the National Space Centre in Leicester for a massive convention this weekend.
Stars from the films, including David Prowse who played Sith lord Darth Vader, Warwick Davis who was Wicket the Ewok and Kenny Baker as R2D2.
They'll be joined by around 100 people in full costume ranging from Storm Troopers, Bounty Hunters, Jedis and Droids.
The whole of the National Space Centre will be taken over with Star Wars attractions from prop and replica gallery, children's workshops, star signings as well as competitions for people to lose themselves in a galaxy not so very far away.
University academics will be discussing the legacy of the Beagle 2 landing spacecraft and the future of missions to Mars at the National Space Centre today.
Beagle 2 was due to land on Mars on 25 December 2003. It was successfully ejected from Mars Express on 19 December 2003. However, all contact with it was lost upon its separation six days before its scheduled entry into the atmosphere, and nothing has been heard from Beagle 2 since.
Commander Chris Hadfield has returned from a mission to the International Space Station and has been visiting Leicester's National Space Centre today.
Commander Chris Hadfield, who is visiting the National Space Centre in Leicester today, has recorded a video of himself brushing his teeth on the International Space Station. It is something that requires a bit more precision than usual.
An astronaut who has become a YouTube sensation has been visiting the National Space Centre in Leicester today. Earlier this year, Commander Chris Hadfield became known as the singing astronaut after he recorded a video of David Bowie's Space Oddity, in space.
Experts at the National Space Centre in Leicester have been watching with interest tonight as a US millionaire announced ambitious plans to send a couple on a trip to Mars.
Dennis Tito, a former rocket scientist says his Mission For America aims to spur a new era of space exploration.
Anu Ojha from the National Space Centre, said he was excited by the 'audacious' plan but there were big questions to ask about its funding.
Director of the National Space Academy Programme, Anu Ojha, says the asteroid that hit Russia is not an uncommon occurrence.
Anu, who works at the National Space Centre in Leicester, says asteroids weighing 10 tonne frequently hit earth – normally in the sea and isolated places.