Happy Birthday Major Tim Peake

Everyone at Mightier Than the Sword UK wants to wish Major Tim Peake a very happy birthday today! We must admit to being a little jealous as he gets to spend this particular birthday on the International Space Station,and just how cool must that be? So in honour of Major Tim Peake’s birthday, we decided …

Free Floating in Space

It has been just over 51 years since the first man freely floated in space. Alexei Leonov, a Soviet cosmonaut. Leonov spent 12 minutes floating in space above planet Earth tethered to his ship by a 16ft cable. Though the idea of walking in space seems to be somewhat routine in the exploration of space; there have …