Mission Update: SpaceKate at 40

Posted by on September 25, 2020 at 12:39 pm

Ten years ago – just as I was turning 30 – I decided that I wanted to get to space, and I set myself the challenge of doing so before I was 40. At the time, there was huge excitement about the dawn of commercial spaceflight, companies like Virgin Galactic, SpaceX, XCOR and Blue Origin […]

We have a winner!

Posted by on December 1, 2017 at 3:17 pm

Seven years ago, half way through my #SpaceNomad adventure waiting for STS-133 to launch, I found myself in a bar in Portland, Oregon. With me, a good friend – and fellow space fan – James. James and I first met in the Netherlands at a new media conference, cemented a friendship in London, and then […]

Three years since STS-133

Posted by on February 24, 2014 at 11:02 pm

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, […]

It’s #ESAAurora!

Posted by on March 18, 2013 at 8:05 pm

This is not my usual style of blog post, but I thought I’d have a play and try to capture some of the moments of my latest #SpaceNomad adventure – a trip to Finland for an ESA Space Weather Seminar and a chance to see the northern lights. It’s wearing everything that won’t fit in […]