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Animal astronauts

Meet Laika – the first animal in orbit – and the other 9 space pioneering species that paved the way for human spaceflight.

Are you cut out for space travel?

People will soon be setting off for Mars. Do you think you’d make a fine space explorer/astronaut? Take the quiz to find out!

Mars prequel National Geographic

You can experience life on Mars

The Mars Show Home will be opening it’s doors on the 10th – 16th November, and will be offering visitors a glimpse into life on the red planet.

The evolution of submarines

Discover the nearly 400 hundred-year-old journey in the development of underwater vessels.

Buried in a bundle

Forget coffins, urns and sarcophagi, the ancient Peruvians had a very different way of burying their dead…

History’s most gruesome inventions

Our history is spattered with evil execution methods. From the wheel to the World Wide Web, we have invented some truly ground-breaking things during our time on Earth. Yet throughout history, inventors have also been known to put their skills … Continued

Devils Tower

Explore the origins behind this mysterious American monument

The giant crystal cave

The spectacular secret treasures that have been growing beneath Mexico for 500,000 years.

The good, the bad, and the ugly bacteria

Not all bacteria are bad, but some can be deadly. Discover the trillions of helpful microbes in your body and their equally sinister cousins.