Category: Space Travel

Eclipse Chasing in Chile

In August 2017 we had the opportunity to travel to Idaho to be part of Virgin Galactic’s Camp Eclipse and experience our first solar eclipse as a family.  This actually wasn’t my first solar eclipse, one had occurred when I was in high school, ironically during the middle of a science lesson, but my only real recollection […]

A very special early Christmas gift

I woke up on Friday morning and reached straight for my phone, keen to see if Virgin Galactic had flown their latest test flight and how it had gone.  We’d been advised that the ‘window was open’ from Thursday morning Mojave time, but as always while the team and the spaceship may be ready, there’s […]

What does six times the weight of gravity feel like?

I ticked off another step in my space readiness program with the completion of G Force training at the NASTAR facility in Philadelphia last week. We’ll experience G forces on both the exit and the re-entry to the earths atmosphere, and the experience can be pretty intense given re-entry involves six times the weight of […]

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