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A Charlie Bolden "Wow" Moment

Published on August 5, 2011 By SpaceKate

This afternoon something very strange happened. I received a tweet from @katrobinson that said “@SpaceKate Administrator Bolden is talking about you! #NASATweetup”. My instant response? “ARE YOU SERIOUS?” Apparently she was, as this tweet was rapidly followed by several others from people who were also at the Juno TweetUp. Whoah! The Head. Of NASA. Was talking. About ME! […]

My first shuttle launch – there are no words

Published on March 13, 2011 By SpaceKate

  Yesterday I watched shuttle Discovery land for the final time, and I realised that I’ve not yet posted a piece here about the launch. I wrote a piece for the National Geographic Assignment Blog, but it wasn’t all that easy to do. How could I find words to explain launch day? I’m still struggling if […]

NASA Launch TweetUp: STS-133, Discovery's final flight

Published on February 3, 2011 By SpaceKate

I’ve spoken before about my excitement about getting chosen for the NASA Tweet-up for the launch of STS-133, and how wonderful it was that the tweet-up members formed such a great community, even before we met in real life. Now I guess it’s time I shared my experience of the Tweet-Up itself, especially as I’m […]

The importance of outreach

Published on January 29, 2011 By SpaceKate

I was chosen as one of the lucky few to be part of NASA’s STS-133 launch tweet-up, back in September last year. (You can hear the excitement in my voice when I found out.) So much has happened since then that I’ve really had little time to process it all and write it up. Something that has […]