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MajorTim.space – CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF APOLLO 15 – REFLECTING ON THE HISTORIC MISSION

MajorTim.space –
CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF APOLLO 15 –
REFLECTING ON THE HISTORIC MISSION

 

Watch the event Live here on 22nd August 2021 at 5.30pm (BST) –

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE EVENT ON YOUTUBE

 

Audience will be able to ask questions to all speakers during the event.

 

You can purchase Apollo 15/event memorabilia from the MajorTim.space Merchandise Store – ships internationally.

All profits from the store help support the MajorTim.space  non-profit organisation outreach.

Use this 15% off code – APOLLOAL
Valid until midnight 31st August 2021

Mug (19 colour options) –
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Adult t.shirt (15 colour options) –
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Kids t.shirt (10 colour options) –
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MajorTim.space 2021-2022 Young Ambassador, Emily Penman – interviews Sue Nelson- Wally Funk’s launch

Sue Nelson
An award winning radio producer,
science journalist and former BBC TV science/environment correspondent.
She is also the author of – Wally Funk’s Race for Space: The Extraordinary Story of a Female Aviation Pioneer.

CELEBRATING WALLY FUNK’S UPCOMING BLUE ORIGIN SPACEFLIGHT!
Along with Jeff Bezos (Amazon founder), Wally will fly on board a Blue Origin New Shepard rocket, which is set for launch in West Texas on 20th July 2021.

 

MajorTim.space Young Ambassadors – Interview Brenda Longman and Stuart McCarthy from the Sooty Show

MajorTim.space Honorary Young Ambassador, Tom Jones (age 10) and 2021-2022 Young Ambassador, Emily Penman (age 14) – Interview Brenda Longman and Stuart McCarthy from the Sooty Show.

Brenda Longman
An actress, director, singer & voice of Soo from the Sooty Show for 40 years.

Stuart McCarthy
Production Designer for the Sooty Show.

 

Thank you to Yesteryears Toy Shop in Conwy for the kind donation of a Sooty puppet.

 

MajorTim.space Young Ambassadors – THE GREAT STEMSATIONAL BAKE OFF!

The MajorTim.space 2021 – 2022 Young Ambassadors battled it out for The Great STEMsational Bake off Champion title by baking and designing exceptionally STEMtastic cakes!

The competition was judged by Andrew Smyth –
Finalist of The Great British Bake Off in 2016.
He works at Rolls-Royce – researching Future Aircraft Concepts.

The Awards Ceremony event was hosted by our CEO/founder, Amelia Jane Piper.
During the event each Young Ambassador presented their recipe and STEM cake design to Andrew Smyth (judge) – later on Abi Paine from The Wildlife Trusts delivered a fascinating talk.

1st Place – The Great STEMsational Bake off Champion

Tom Jones – Honorary Young Ambassador

Name – Tom’s Gluten Free Underwater Surprise Cake 

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2nd Place

Myle Ali Faraz – 7-9 Young Ambassador

Name – Myle’s Double Choco Neutron Star Sensation Cake

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3rd Place

Emily Penman – 13-14 Young Ambassador

Name – Emily‘s Volcano Cake

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4th Place

Seren Shaw – 10-12 Ambassador

Name – Seren’s Bot-mobile Cake

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Click here to rewatch the MajorTim.space Young Ambassadors – THE GREAT STEMSATIONAL BAKE OFF Awards Ceremony

 

MajorTim.space 2021-2022 Young Ambassador, Seren Shaw – interviews Dr Jackie Bell

Dr Jackie Bell
Mathematician & theoretical particle physicist – based at Imperial College London.
A contestant on the BBC’s ‘Astronauts: Do You Have What it Takes?’ programme –
She was selected from from over 3,500 applicants to take part and undertake tests similar to those used in the astronaut selection at major space agencies.
Jackie has won multiple awards for her work!
She’s from Liverpool, UK.

 

The Life of Louis Pasteur by MajorTim.space 2021-2022 Young Ambassador, Myle Ali Faraz

Louis Pasteur is one of the most important scientists in history.
He discovered how microbes work and how they lead to disease.

Louis Pasteur
Photo Source – Britannica

Louis was born in France on 27 December 1822 into a poor family.  As a teenager he loved science and went on to become a science teacher and then a chemistry professor at the University of Strasbourg.

Louis and his wife had five children together, but, three of them died from typhoid fever. The death of his children led him to investigate infectious diseases in order to find a cure.

Through his research and experiments, Louis invented the practice of microbiology.
He noted that things rotted because they were reacting with microbes (germs) and realised that these microbes were responsible for illnesses.

He used this knowledge to investigate how food and drink were damaged by germs such as bacteria and mould. He discovered that heating the items killed the germs which meant they would be safer for longer. This process is called pasteurisation and is named after him.

Louis went on to help when the French silk market was under threat. He discovered that the silkworms had become diseased by microbes. When the microbes were killed the disease disappeared; this saved the silk industry.

He also modernised vaccinations and developed injections which stopped people from catching diseases.  He successfully vaccinated a child against Rabies who had been bitten by an animal infected with Rabies.

In 1887 Pasteur established the ‘Pasteur Institute’ which is still being used today to fight infectious diseases.

It is due to his discoveries of how diseases are caused and how they are killed which led to doctors washing their hands and boiling their instruments prior to surgery, meaning many more people survived surgery.

Louis died in 1895 and is buried in the Cathedral of Notre Dame, Paris.

 

By MajorTim.space 2021-2022 Young Ambassador, Myle Ali Faraz (age 8)

MajorTim.space 2021-2022 Young Ambassador, Myle Ali Faraz – interviews Herb Baker

Herb Baker – Patron of MajorTim.space
Herb recently retired from NASA after 42 years at JSC, KSC & NASA Headquarters having worked in the Space Shuttle, Space Station & Orion program offices and managing the business office supporting Flight Operations.
He is currently on the Board of Directors for the JSC NASA Alumni League and volunteers at Space Center Houston.

 

Prince Philip: A Celebration of His Lasting Legacies

Prince Philip:  A Celebration of His Lasting Legacies

On Sunday 18th April 2021 – we celebrated the extraordinary life of Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh.
This was one of the first events in memory of Prince Philip after his funeral.

 

Hosted by Amelia Jane Piper (CEO/founder of MajorTim.space).

MajorTim.space is an award winning non-profit organisation based in the UK.

 

With special guest speakers –

 

Ian Lloyd

Ian has been a professional writer and photographer for nearly two decades, producing
illustrated articles for Britain’s leading newspapers and magazines, as well as syndicating material to over 30 countries.

During this period he has photographed every member of the Royal Family as well as iconic figures from Nelson Mandela and Elizabeth Taylor to the Dalai Lama.

 

Stephanie Price

Steph is the Duke of Edinburgh Awards Director for Wales (15 years)

Responsible for the strategic Direction of the DofE in Wales. Has been involved with the DofE for 35 years as a volunteer leader, assessor and now an employee.

 

Chris Aitken

Chris is Secretary and Trustee of The Prince Philip Trust Fund

The Prince Philip Trust Fund was an initiative by the first Mayor of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, the late Sir Christopher Aston.

The Patron of the fund was Prince Philip and the Chairman is Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex.

 

This event consisted of our special guest speakers giving short talks.

Plus, the speakers were interviewed by two
of MajorTim.space’s Young Ambassadors –

Tom Jones (age 10) – Honorary Young Ambassador

 

Emily penman (age 14) – 2021- 2022 Young Ambassador

 

The audience were able to put their questions to our panel during the event.

 

Amelia Jane Piper, CEO/founder of MajorTim.space, “With a few technical difficulties in the beginning, the event proceeded and was a huge success.  It highlighted the importance of the Duke of Edinburgh’s involvement with charitable organisations, both large and small.   The duke was a lifelong advocate for young people.  He saw the DoFE Awards as a big step towards adulthood for the younger generations.  He believed in each individual young person’s potential.
Our Young Ambassadors did a superb job interviewing the speakers and with this being their very first live event, they did themselves proud.
The event confirmed that Prince Philip was a man determined to make an impact”.

Click here to watch the event

This year is MajorTim.space’s 5th Anniversary.

MajorTim.space –
Website – http://majortim.space/​
Twitter – @majortimspace
Facebook – MajorTim.space
YouTube – MajorTim.space

 

MajorTim.space 2021-2022 Young Ambassador, Emily Penman – interviews Dr Mark Lewney

Dr Mark Lewney
Guitar Physicist
A Senior Patent Examiner with a PhD in Guitar Acoustics
Also know as the ‘Rock Doctor’, Mark was the first ever winner of the
FameLab Competition.
He is said to be a cross between Einstein and Jimi Hendrix!

 

Prince Philip: A Celebration of His Lasting Legacies

Join us as we celebrate the extraordinary life of Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh.
Sunday 18th April 2021 – 2pm

This will be one of the first events in memory of Prince Philip after his funeral.

 

Hosted by Amelia Jane Piper – CEO/founder of MajorTim.space

Amelia is an Earth Science bsc student – studying a year early.

A public speaker, science communicator, photographer, podcaster, coder,
video editor and graphics designer.

She recently won the title of ‘UKSEDS Outreach Ambassador of the Year 2020’
in recognition of her voluntary non-profit work.

 

With special guest speakers –

Ian Lloyd

Ian has been a professional writer and photographer for nearly two decades, producing illustrated articles for Britain’s leading newspapers and magazines, as well as syndicating material to over 30 countries.

During this period he has photographed every member of the Royal Family as well as iconic figures from Nelson Mandela and Elizabeth Taylor to the Dalai Lama.
Ian is a royal commentator for a variety of media outlets including BBC News, Sky News, ITV News, CBS, Fox News, BBC Radio 5, BBC Radio Wales, BBC Radio Scotland and BBC Radio Ulster.

 

Stephanie Price

Steph is the Duke of Edinburgh Awards Director for Wales (15 years)
Responsible for the strategic Direction of the DofE in Wales. Has been involved with the DofE for 35 years as a volunteer leader, assessor and now an employee.

 

Chris Aitken


Chris is Secretary and Trustee of The Prince Philip Trust Fund
The Prince Philip Trust Fund was an initiative by the first Mayor of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, the late Sir Christopher Aston.
The Patron of the fund was Prince Philip and the Chairman is Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex.

 

 

This event will consist of our special guest speakers giving short talks.

Plus, the speakers will be interviewed by two
of MajorTim.space’s Young Ambassadors –

 

Tom Jones (age 10 ) – Honorary Young Ambassador

 

Emily Penman (age 14 ) – 2021- 2022 Young Ambassador

 

The audience will be able to ask questions to all our speakers during the event.

 

Click here to watch the event

 

This year is MajorTim.space’s 5th Anniversary.

MajorTim.space –
Website – http://majortim.space/​
Twitter – @majortimspace
Facebook – MajorTim.space
YouTube – MajorTim.space