Writing about space is usually a little out of my comfort zone but writing about plans for commercial asteroid mining, which is becoming far closer to reality than science fiction, was too exciting to pass up. I loved my interviewees for this piece, their obvious enthusiam and determination to make it happen.
After coming across a call for pitches, I found the amazing story of the Gotthard Base Tunnel in the French Alps. With the construction recently finished, it will be opening soon and will be the longest train tunnel in the world. Yet surprisingly, little had been written about it.
Speaking to the engineers involved in this record-breaking project gave me amazing insight into the demands and pressures (both literal and metaphorical!) of building such a tunnel.