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Welcome home!

Published on April 27, 2012 By SpaceKate

I’m letting out a big sigh of relief. There’s a tear in my eye. I’m an emotional wreck! Anton is home. Back on Earth. I watched his and his Soyuz crew undock from the international space station this morning, conduct their deorbit burn a couple of hours later, and just over half an hour ago, […]

Space is real

Published on April 27, 2012 By SpaceKate

So here’s a sentence I never thought I’d honestly be able to write, and it’s not meant to sound boastful or anything, but… I know a cosmonaut, and he’s currently in space. I am even lucky enough to be on his “friends and family” list, which means that while he’s been in space, I’ve been […]

Spacewalking – like giving birth to yourself

Published on April 3, 2012 By SpaceKate

  I’m grinning from ear to ear. As I type this, cosmonauts Anton Shkaplerov and Oleg Konenenko are engaged in a Russian spacewalk, whilst orbiting the Earth at 17,500 mph. Cameras on the international space station, and also mounted on the cosmonauts’ helmets, are showing me their every move. It’s fascinating. A translator relays the […]