Life of Mike

My name is Mike Hood  a retired research and development electrical engineer.
I have now retired with my wife Wendy back to Dorset

In the past 40 years I have been fortunate to be involved in a number of exciting scientific and engineering projects. This included  working in one of the coldest places (the Antarctic), then to working on the hottest experiments (Fusion) and to working on one of the coolest project (the SKYLON Space Plane).

My other interest include my dogs and moving dirt around the garden.

The idea of this site is to share with you some of my experiences.

On this site you can see: what it was like working on one of the most isolated antarctic research stations (Halley Bay). You can see how scientist and engineers are trying to reproduce the energy of the sun to provide future clean energy for all. In space you can see how a new propulsion system will bring the next generation of space vehicles.

Other interest  include my novel ways of building walls with tights. Then there are our Norwegian Elkhounds dogs

Cassy                    Atoms    Skylon Orbit