Helen Keen’s ‘It Is Rocket Science’ new series

I’m fairly sure that most of you following my blog are interested in (space) science. And I’m guessing that a lot of you are interested in it the way I am; without necessarily being an actual scientist. Have I got a thing to show you! My friend Helen Keen, who had invited me on her West End show last year, has done a new series of her popular comedy about the history and development of human spaceflight: It Is Rocket Science.

I just heard a preview of the first episode of series three, which looks at how people might one day travel to Mars and beyond. Helen discusses the problems of long space voyages, with tips on a rather unsavoury way to stop cosmic rays and what to do if you feel like eating your crewmates. It’s the perfect mix of scientifically accurate facts, presented in a funny and light-hearted way. You might find you learn something new, while you’re being entertained. Helen = cool.

Here’s a little promo; an animated bit from the show. The first episode will air tonight on BBC Radio 4 at 11pm GMT. With Helen Keen, Peter Serafinowicz and Susy Kane. Written by Helen Keen and Miriam Underhill. Presenter: Helen Keen, Producer: Gareth Edwards for the BBC.