On 2 April 2018, the prototype Chinese space station Tiangong-1 made an uncontrolled re-entry into Earth’s atmosphere. However, scientists weren’t able to accurately know when and where it would finally land until the last 24 hours.
We have eight permanent galleries and various exhibition spaces. From interactive family fun to the history of Manchester’s industrial heritage, find out more about the subjects we cover and the objects we display with blog posts from our team and guest authors.
Find out more about Tim Peake’s spacesuit, the Sokol KV-2 emergency spacesuit worn by the British ESA astronaut as he traveled into space.
If you’ve used Apple’s Siri, Google Assistant or Amazon’s Alexa—or at least come across them—you may have already heard of the next supposed ‘big thing’ in artificial intelligence: chatbots.
You might think you’ve stumbled across a proposal for the fourth Austin Powers film, but this blog comes from Post-Doctoral Research Assistant Andrew West. Andrew puts lasers on robots and makes them boldly go where no robot has gone before…
Welcome to Tim Peake’s Spacecraft lands at MSI – Live! You’ll be able to follow our progress today right here on the blog—look out for behind-the-scenes photos, social media updates from the team, reports from the press and maybe even a surprise or two…
Could robots provide support for humans as we age? We’ve asked an expert for the answer.
The question we’re most often asked when we talk to people about the future of robotics is, simply: ‘When will robots take over the world?’