Space Boffins

The award-winning space science, exploration and astronomy podcast from Sue Nelson and Richard Hollingham...

27 May 2022

Not one but four astronauts feature in this month’s Space Boffins...

25 April 2022

With the first Artemis mission on the launchpad, a look ahead to the next footsteps on the Moon...

01 March 2022

Are we seeing the end of astronauts and the rise of robotic spacefarers in our stead?

28 January 2022

Looking ahead to Europe's mission to the red planet, and what's next for the James Webb...

15 December 2021

This time, horticulture in orbit, 3d-printed space rovers and cleaning up space rubbish...

22 November 2021

The next big leap for mankind in telescope terms, and the first all-woman spacewalk...

01 November 2021

How BepiColombo looked down on Mercury as it flew by recently...

10 September 2021

Soon to be Commander of the International Space Station, Samantha Cristoforetti, talks Dragons, Star City, and...

12 August 2021

Pilot and International Space Station Commander, Terry Virts, on flying the Shuttle...

13 July 2021

We celebrate the Mercury 13 mission and Wally Funk's return to the void...

14 June 2021

The prospects for finding life on Jupiter’s icy moon...

14 May 2021

Helen Sharman joins the Space Boffins to mark 30 years since her Juno mission...

09 April 2021

Marking the 60th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin’s flight and 40 years of the Space Shuttle...

11 March 2021

NASA’s new rover is safely rolling around on Mars. So what awaits it?

11 February 2021

Neutron stars, astronaut recruitment and Yuri Gagarin are up for discussion this month...

13 January 2021

One country's ambitious plans for the Moon and beyond...

15 December 2020

Marking the fifth anniversary of his mission to the International Space Station, astronaut Tim Peake tells all...

17 November 2020

NASA has just collected a sample from an asteroid...

14 October 2020

Recognising 20 years of continuous occupation of the ISS, we bring you 7 astronauts in one show...

17 September 2020

The Space Boffins look skywards to the story of space habitation and Skylab...

12 August 2020

Celebrating the 100th Naked Scientists Space Boffins edition, with NASA’s head of science, Thomas Zurbuchen, and the UK...

10 July 2020

Mars is the destination of choice for three Mars missions this summer, with the US, China and the United Arab Emirates...

15 June 2020

Following the successful Crew Dragon launch, Apollo 8 commander Frank Borman talks about the terrors of splashdown...

16 May 2020

Astronauts are preparing for the first flight in the Dragon spacecraft...