16 Dec 2015

Wagtail in Space

Take your protein pills and put your helmet on

Tom Dyson

Tom Dyson

Director, Torchbox
Wagtail in Space

Here in the UK we're very proud of Tim Peake's atmosphere-busting trip to the International Space Station. It's not totally clear what makes him the first 'official' British astronaut, but still, space!

To follow Tim's journey, check out Destination Space, a beautiful site commissioned by The Happy Seven, built on Wagtail by our friends fffunction and funded by the European and UK Space Agencies, among others. They've made great use of Streamfield on the mission module pages, and I particular enjoy the little rocket animations on the top menu. Pew, pew!

NASA use Wagtail too. Open NASA is the front door for all the data, code and APIs that NASA are making available to developers, researchers and scientists. It's a large, rich site, with an active blog; we like the unusual graphic layout of the index page, which works well across desktop and mobile. 

Finally, if all this extra-terrestrial talk has got you excited, and you have $80,000 burning a hole in your bitcoin wallet, you can book a flight on the Electron Rocket at book.rocketlabusa.com, another beautiful Wagtail site, this time by our favourite New Zealanders (and long-time Wagtail contributors) Springload. Most of the seats are already booked, but at the time of writing there are three single-unit places available in Q2 2018.

Are you a major space agency who isn't using Wagtail yet? Федеральное космическое агентство, I'm looking at you. Give us a call.