Last Word hears from the editor of Space Flight magazine, Dr David Baker, and from Dr Kathryn Sullivan who was one of the other women in the Challenger programme.
Born 26 May 1951; died 23 July 2012 aged 61.
Last Word spoke to the BBC’s correspondent in Cairo, John Leyne and to Professor Mahmoud Cherif Bassiouni, a leading expert in international law who knew Omar Suleiman for 25 years.
Born 2 July 1936; died 19 July 2012 aged 76.
Last Word spoke to the 1970s queen of Bollywood, Mumtaz and to Indian movie critic Anil Sinanan.
Born 29 December 1942; died 18 July 2012 aged 69.
Matthew spoke to her daughter Samantha Jeffries, to Anwar Ditta, who was at the centre of one of Jane Leighton’s most famous World in Action reports, and to one of her colleagues on the programme, Jenny Rathbone.
Born 17 March 1944; died 4 July 2012 aged 68.
Matthew spoke to former world windsurfing champion Dave Hackford and to his long term friend Bill Mai.
Born 8 January 1929; died 19 June 2012 aged 83.
Radio 4’s obituary programme, marking the lives of significant figures who have died recently,…