Getting to space

Send SpaceKate to space!

Posted by on January 18, 2013 at 12:32 pm
First proper UK astronaut to fly in space?

Just 10 seconds is all it would take for you to help me get one step closer to space. There’s a competition running at the moment and eventually 22 people from around the world will get sent on a sub-orbital space flight. One of them will be from the UK – I need your help […]

I’m going to space (university)!

Posted by on May 10, 2012 at 10:00 pm

Just a quick post to let you know that I’ve gained a place on the International Space University summer programme this year, and will thus be spending nine weeks on the space coast in Florida learning everything from orbital mechanics to space policy. The summer programme counts as the first module for the ISU Space […]

Spacetacular! Yuri's Night 2011 in London

Posted by on April 13, 2011 at 8:21 pm

Yesterday was a very special day. It not only marked the 50th anniversary of the first manned spaceflight which saw Yuri Gagarin, the Russian cosmonaut, orbit the earth in Vostok 1, but also the 30th anniversary of the first space shuttle launch. NASA didn’t plan for the the first shuttle to take off exactly 20 […]

Astronaut for Hire

Posted by on February 10, 2011 at 8:46 pm

I’d be happy to be hired to go into space, or even just to float around for 30 seconds on a Zero-G flight. There is an organisation that offers astronauts for hire, and despite their insistence on txt spk in their official name “Astronauts 4 Hire” I’ve just applied to join them. Why not eh? […]