Getting to space

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? […]

Postcards from Earth

Posted by on December 22, 2010 at 12:54 pm

  I’ve always enjoyed the photos that astronauts have tweeted from space, and I’m especially enjoying Italian astronaut Paolo Nespoli’s tweets because I’ve met him, talked to him about being in space, and now, there he is. It’s great to see him enjoying the experience of being on the International Space Station and I know that he’ll send […]

Face in space

Posted by on September 23, 2010 at 2:16 am

Well, okay, so it is not quite the same as getting all of me into space, but I was alerted to the existence of NASA’s “Face in Space” initiative. This allows you to upload a photograph of yourself that will then go up with the next shuttle and once it’s flown you can print off […]

How to get into space

Posted by on September 21, 2010 at 2:13 am

Right then, this is real, so instead of just wildly claiming that I want to get up into space, I have to start having a look at what the options are. This is all going to be a learning process, as I go along I aim to learn a lot more about each of these […]