Exploring Space From Earth.

Sites such as Jodrell Bank in Britain are just one way of doing this. So let’s take a closer look and see how we can visit space from the comfort of home. Where did it all start from?

Jonathan Townend, RMN
6 min readJun 10, 2022


Photo by Victoria Kennedy on Unsplash


‘The Earth is the cradle of humanity, but mankind cannot stay in the cradle forever.’

Konstantin Tsiolkovsky.

This is such a truthful quote and appropriately placed to open this article today…

Of course in 1969, mankind did finally begin to rise up from the cradle didn’t they? Look at this, the first ever moon landing, the first man on another planet, a first edition entry onto an alien landscape.

July 16th, 1969 (09:32 (EDT Time.)

Courtesy of YouTube: ‘First Steps on the Moon’ (accessed by author, dated 10th June 2022.)

NASA successfully made it into our history books with Apollo 11, the spaceflight that first landed humans on the Moon. Commander Neil Armstrong and lunar module pilot Buzz Aldrin formed the American crew that landed the Apollo Lunar Module Eagle, with Mike Collins who stayed in orbit around the moon who carried out experiments and took pictures.

‘The moon is a friend for the lonesome to talk to.’

Carl Sandburg.

The momentous occasion of space exploration had begun for us all…

For as far back as I am capable of remembering, my excitement over the wonders of space have never dwindled, as I’ve grown, that interest simply grew with me.I love to be able to view the night skies in wonder of what is out there, what is truly out there?

Britain does not have the clearest of skies which certainly restricts what can be seen out there but, having a powerful telescope would most definitely be of help to me.



Jonathan Townend, RMN

Mental Health nurse turned writer. Top Writer in Space. Owner of Creative Passions and The Shortform publications.