How Apollo missions inspired schoolboy Tom Hanks: Tech & Science Daily podcast – Yahoo News UK

Tom Hanks as Commander Jim Lovell in the 1995 film Apollo 13 (Apollo 13)

Tom Hanks as Commander Jim Lovell in the 1995 film Apollo 13 (Apollo 13)

Tom Hanks tells The Standard podcast how watching Nasa’s Apollo missions as a boy in the 1960s inspired his lifelong fascination with space.

The double Oscar-winner speaks with Tech & Science Daily’s Jon Weeks at the London launch of his immersive space project with filmmaker Christopher Riley, called The Moonwalkers.

The Apollo 13 and Forrest Gump star also discusses the artistic motivation he draws from the cosmos.

And the rest

A chasm about half a million miles wide has opened up in the sun’s surface, which is blasting out solar radiation in the direction of Earth following changes in its magnetic field.

The coronal hole has not as yet caused terrestrial radio signal problems and the hole is due to rotate away from our planet, so the radiation – called solar wind – is directed away from us.

Like humans and monkeys, scientists now say mice can recognise their own reflections in a mirror.

According to University of Texas research, test mice marked with white ink were able to spot themselves in a mirror.

A grandmother-of-five who was diagnosed with a rare cancerous nose tumour had her life saved after surgeons printed a 3D model of her face.

Specialists at Royal Stoke University Hospital used a print of 59-year-old Alison Hough’s face to plan the removal of the tumour and reconstruction of some of her features following the operation.

Plus, UN weather agency reports record speed of ice caps melting, GTA VI trailer breaks 24-hour YouTube views record and man ‘fights’ humanoid robot.

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