On Wednesday this week and next week you can get an insight into the workings of a space mission. BBC radio 4 are broadcasting a two episode series called The Herschel Space Telescope about the development and launch of the satellite. Many of those responsible for Herschel and the SPIRE instrument will be featured, possibly even me.
The first show is at 11am on Wednesday 18 November, and the second show a week later. Hopefully those who miss it because they’re at work (like me!) will be able to catch it on Listen Again.
For more information see the BBC webpages for the show.