Intrigued about what a flight to the moon really entails? You are not alone, so was I, so I took a look around the files at NASA and found this copy of the Apollo 11 Flight Plan. Full of detail that you won’t find elsewhere. Enjoy!
Welcome back to the National Cipher Challenge, I can’t believe we are now in the 18th year of the competition. Back in 2005 we travelled with Harry deep under the Arctic to the Lomonosov Ridge, as he worked to recover a Soviet spy satellite that had crashed in the northern waters. The mission took place in 1957 and this year’s competition starts as Harry returned to the US to receive his new assignment. You will be working with him to … Read on
Well done everyone for their work on the practice challenges, it has been amazing to see so many of you do so well. We have over 5,500 competitors registered and gearing up for the competition proper, which goes live with the first Competition Challenge (Challenge 4) at 3pm tomorrow. As usual you have quite a bit of time before the first points deadline (11pm Friday) so don’t panic if you can’t get to the Challenge when it launches, or if … Read on
Each challenge B has a set of time bands that are used to award points for speed. These are published on the Challenge page, HOWEVER, we have not yet decided on the points for challenges 2-9 and those schedules will be updated over the next few weeks. The time bands for Challenge 1 are fixed and will not be changing. We just wanted you to know you should take the others with a pinch of salt for now. Harry
Our web team at 10Degrees make every effort to ensure that their work is widely accessible and we and they thought you might like to know how they do that. Beyond the technical side of reviewing the site structure and html, we also take neuro-diversity issues seriously, and, as the team says below, if there is anything we can do to make the competition more accessible for you or for someone you know, then please get in touch. You can … Read on