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Three years since STS-133

Published on February 24, 2014 By SpaceKate

Three years ago today, I saw something magnificent, something awe-inspiring, something powerful, something scary, something that made me shake (in more ways than one), something historical, and something I’d waited 115 days for. Space Shuttle Discovery launched from pad 39A, Kennedy Space Centre, Cape Canaveral, for the very last time. It was an emotional experience, […]

ATV3 Docking and the ATVTweetUp

Published on April 4, 2012 By SpaceKate

In a fantastic trip for my SpaceNomad alter-ego, I was part of the lucky group invited by ESA and CNES (the French space agency) to join them for the #ATVTweetUp in Toulouse. After sunset, a deliciously French meal and making the acquaintance of some new space tweeps – including one from Poland! – we were […]

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! […]

SpaceNomad is back

Published on April 6, 2011 By SpaceKate

Well, you didn’t ever think that I would miss the final shuttle launch did you? The pull was too strong, I raided my piggy banks, took a deep breath and booked myself a London – Orlando plane ticket, and here I am. I can’t tell you how great it feels to be back and I’m […]