How to photograph a shuttle launch

Posted by on February 24, 2011 at 8:39 am

It’s launch day! Today! After one hell of an adventure (I promise I’ll explain more later) the #spacenomad is back in Florida and if all goes to plan, Diva Discovery will launch from KSC this afternoon at 4.50pm EST. I managed to catch Bill Ingalls, one of NASA’s official photographers who will be capturing fantastic […]

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

Posted by on February 3, 2011 at 12:14 pm

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

Posted by on January 29, 2011 at 8:04 pm

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 […]

STS-133 rollercoaster continues

Posted by on January 19, 2011 at 10:40 am

  “I would say that the space shuttle is an American icon and it represents the best that America has to offer…  …every time I’ve been able to spend time around the space shuttle and the people that have built it and maintained it and worked with it and trained us on it it’s just […]