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Marillion's Steve Rothery to appear on Space Rocks Uplink broadcast on Friday

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Marillion guitarist Steve Rothery will appear on the latest Space Rocks Uplink broadcast, which takes place this Friday at 2.30pm (BST)/3.30pm (CET) and is sponsored by Prog Magazine.

Rothery will be joined by Space Rocks' own Alexander Milas and ESA's Mark McCaughrean as well as Rick Armstrong, the son of Neil Armstrong. Rick is both a Marillion fan and as a current member of Edison's Children, who feature Rothery's Marillion bandmate Pete Trewavas. 

Also appearing are ESA astronaut (and another Marillion fan) Thomas Reiter, who was the first German astronaut to undertake an EVA spacewalk, which he achieved in 1995 on a mission to ISS's predecessor, Mir. During the same mission (along with Canadian astronaut, Chris Hadfield), Thomas was also the first person to play an electric guitar in space.

Steve Rothery is currently working on his second solo album, a space-themed work entitled Revontulet, which is due for release later this year.

You can catch the Prog-sponsored Space Rocks Uplink broadcast this Friday via the Space Rocks You Tube channel.

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Jerry Ewing
Jerry Ewing

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC, Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.