OMG: JPL for MSL landing!

Posted by on August 8, 2012 at 6:49 pm
MSL landed here

It was a somewhat cheeky email I sent, just lightly mentioning that I was hoping to be at JPL for the Mars Science Laboratory landing, but was in a pickle about what to do since I was travelling with a friend who couldn’t get media credentials. There was no guarantee that he and I would […]

A Summer of Space!

Posted by on June 3, 2012 at 5:47 pm

  The next step of my #SpaceNomad adventure has begun and I find myself back in sunny Florida once more. In fact I was here just two weeks ago for the SpaceX launch, which sadly got delayed so I missed it. As you know by now, there aren’t many things that stand between me and […]

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 […]

Yuri's First Orbit

Posted by on April 13, 2012 at 1:29 am

It’s Yuri’s Night 2012. My third Yuri’s Night since that fateful day when Dr Chris McKay gave me my treasured NASA pin badge and changed my life. Each has been different. The first, at NASA Ames, was huge! DJ’s in aircraft hangers, an air-show, talks from Steve Wozniak, Richard Garriott, and an LCROSS scientist.   The second […]