Category: Space Travel

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.Β  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 […]

The number one lesson I learned from the solar eclipse

Our recent eclipse experience taught me a number of things.  I learned a lot about the science of eclipses, and that the reason that they occur is that the moon is 400 times closer to earth than the sun, but that also exactly 400 times smaller, meaning that when they line up once every 18 […]

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