Tag: exploration

Caving

TOTD did a little potholing in the early 1980s and regrets not being able to pursue the hobby now. Apparently a scheme to link a labyrinth of tunnels between Cumbria, Lancashire and North Yorkshire is nearly complete. You can learn

Posted in Thing of the Day Tagged with: , , ,

MISSION:EXPLORE book launch

MISSION:EXPLORE is a book created by The Geography Collective that is full of exciting adventures designed to encourage young people to get out and about and explore the social and physical environment around them. This video demonstrates just how literally you

Posted in Thing of the Day Tagged with: , , , ,

North Pole

One hundred and one years ago today an American Naval Engineer, Robert Peary, reached the North Pole. Whether he was the first person to reach the most northerly point in the world has been hotly debated over the years. In

Posted in Thing of the Day Tagged with: ,

50 years of space exploration

Following the successful test flight of NASA’s Ares I-X rocket on 28th October, it’s interesting to see this diagram that depicts the nearly 200 lunar, solar and interplanetary space missions that have been undertaken in the last 50 years. http://books.nationalgeographic.com/map/map-day/ There’s a

Posted in Thing of the Day Tagged with: , , ,

The Eagle Has Landed

Now, unless you’ve not been watching TV, listening to the radio or reading the newspapers or you’ve been living in a cave, you will know that today is the fortieth anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. Forty years ago

Posted in Thing of the Day Tagged with: , ,

Mount Everest

Thing of the Day would like to congratulate Sir Ranulf Fiennes and his team on recently reaching the summit of Mount Everest: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8060649.stm Today marks the anniversary of the first successful climb of Mount Everest by Sir Edmund Hillary in 1953:

Posted in Thing of the Day Tagged with: ,

Man in the Moon

Yesterday we recommended an application that put the whole universe on your computer. Today we’re focusing are virtual telescope at our Moon. http://www.google.com/moon/ Here you’ll find a collection of lunar maps and charts that tell the story of the Apollo

Posted in Thing of the Day Tagged with: , , , ,