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With three and a half weeks to go until Manchester Science Festival, we catch up with the winner of this year’s Josh Award, science communicator Mat Allen to find out what he’s been developing for visually impaired visitors.

Illustration of the the angle at which Tiangong orbited the Earth.

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.

Laika the dog

We’ve been talking a lot about human astronauts in space on the blog recently, but what about other living creatures that have boldly gone where no other err, fruit fly has gone before?