Okay, so, for a blog about trying to get into space, the title of blog post may not seem to make much sense, but believe me, if you’d done all the things I’ve done in the last month you’d be struggling to keep your feet on the ground too.
What’s been happening? In short, “lots of very cool space stuff” and in long, well, you’ll have to wait for individual blog posts about all that. They’re coming, I promise.
So there was #NASAtweetup, meeting a whole bunch of cool people and making new friends, no shuttle launch (my reason for coming over to the United States), Guinness and astronauts, non-Jacko style Moon walkers, a crazy decision to become a space nomad (#spacenomad on Twitter), and trips to three NASA centres (KSC, Ames and JSC). I’ve sat where astronauts have sat, stared into the depths of the enormous pool at the Neutral Buoyancy Lab (NBL), landed a shuttle simulator, and had the time of my life. I’ve even met someone who has their own tankard at Boondoggles.
The people I’ve met, the things I’ve done, the stories I’ve been told – wow. I just hope it all sticks in my head long enough for me to share it with you, bit by bit. If you can’t wait that long, there are lots of photographs in my sets on Flickr, but in the mean time, meet Robonaut 2: