The US space programme was so expensive that Nasa made the cost a selling point – turning it into the ultimate luxury product, says Thomas Jones

Published in Review
Tuesday, 14 May 2013 10:46

The pound coin

This 9.5g disc of brass and nickel has proved reassuringly durable, surviving counterfeiting, inflation and the wrath of the Daily Mail to reach its 30th anniversary this year.

Published in Icon of the Month
Wednesday, 28 November 2012 17:17

The Hubble Space Telescope

For over 20 years, the pictures beamed back from NASA's orbiting observatory have shed light on dark matter and fired the imaginations of Earth dwellers.

Published in Icon of the Month