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Introducing “Nigel Goes to Space” Part 1

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Published on Mar 20, 2015

Nigel Goes to Space

Join Nigel as he takes you on his journey to the stars and beyond!

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Meet Nigel

A future astronaut with Virgin Galactic, Nigel Henbest discusses his upcoming trip to space, and his lifelong passion for all things astronomical. He will be one of the first 1,000 people to leave planet Earth and go out into space to float around in the immensity of the cosmos. It’s the dream of a lifetime come true!

Inspired by the night sky from a young age, Nigel would spend evenings stargazing all year round. With his star chart and telescope he would examine the constellation patterns, study the moon, search for planets, nebulae, galaxies, and observe shooting stars. Never did he believe that someday he would be able to fly into space himself…

Nigel is an internationally acclaimed science populariser, specialising in astronomy and space. His books and articles have been published around the world, and his TV productions have gained awards in Britain and in the United States. Nigel was a founder of Pioneer Productions, one of the UK’s top independent TV production companies, specialising in factual and scientific programming. The International Astronomical Union named asteroid 3795 “Nigel” in his honour.

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