Professor Pulsar's Space Explanation Service

These series of clips from Fun Kids Radio contain answers to questions posed by children, around the theme of human space flight. The questions are mostly answered by the UK Space Agency and by European Space Agency astronaut, Tim Peake.

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Can Pets Go To Space?

Supported by the UK Space Agency, this podcast from Fun Kids Radio, answers questions from children about space. This episode features Andrew Kuh, talking about animals that have been sent into space. Libby Jackson answers the question, “How many people have been into space?” Libby talks about how the European...

Fizzy Drinks

Supported by the UK Space Agency, this podcast from Fun Kids Radio, answers questions from children about space. Astronaut Tim Peake answers the question “Can you have fizzy drinks in space?” and Glen, from Airbus Defence and Space, describes why the gas dissolved in the drink could cause problems for the...

How Do You Become an Astronaut?

Supported by the UK Space Agency, this podcast from Fun Kids Radio, answers questions from children about space. Astronaut Tim Peake answers the question “How did you become an astronaut?” and Matthew Evans from Reaction Engines, talks about the space plane that they are developing, that could increase global space...

Moving About in Space

Supported by the UK Space Agency, this podcast from Fun Kids Radio, answers questions from children about space. Rodrick from Qinetiq answers the question “How do spaceships and satellites move around once they are up there?”. Rodrick talks about the use of ion thrusters as one possible way to do this. Luke from...

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