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.
More than fifty of Hollywood's most iconic stars arrived at the National Space Centre in Leicester this weekend for two-days of action packed movie nostalgia.
Visitors got up close and personal with, well, lookalikes of their favourite characters from the movies, with all proceeds going to the charities Make-a-wish and Help for Heroes.
Visiters have also been enjoying workshops, movie make-up lessons and talks – including a Q&A with Mark Addy, who starred in A Knight's Tale.
Over 50 characters from some of the world's greatest movies have been at the National Space Centre this weekend, taking part in Movie Mania.
The two-day event, which is raising money for Make-a-Wish and Help 4 Heroes, allows visitors to interact with their favourite movie characters – from Mary Poppins to Star Wars.
Visiters have also been enjoying workshops, movie make-up lessons and talks – including a Q&A with Mark Addy, who starred in The Full Monty, Game of Thrones and A Knight's Tale.
Tributes to Neil Armstrong
The Chief executive of the National Space Centre in Leicester, Chas Bishop, says Neil Armstrong was 'probably the most famous man of the 21st Century.'
As flowers continue to be laid at the entrance of the Centre, people inside are being shown a video of Neil Armstrong's mission, in memory of the man who first stepped on the moon.
Star Wars Convention
The 501st UK Garrison will be taking over the National Space Centre to celebrate Star Wars. More than 50 Star Wars characters will be invading the centre to raise money for Help 4 Heroes.