ATV3 Docking and the ATVTweetUp

Posted by on April 4, 2012 at 12:59 pm

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 […]

Exploring the Cite de l’espace, Toulouse

Posted by on April 3, 2012 at 4:29 pm

  I’ve been thinking for a long while that I should write reviews of different space centres and museums, and my visit to Cite de l’espace in Toulouse has finally motivated me to get on and do so. I’ll be honest, I knew that they had a full scale model of an Ariane 5 rocket and I’d […]

A Charlie Bolden "Wow" Moment

Posted by on August 5, 2011 at 7:14 pm

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

Posted by on April 6, 2011 at 7:41 pm

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 […]