Tag: 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.ย  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 […]

One step closer to space

I could not have been any more excited to wake up this morning to the news that Virgin Galactic had successfully completed the first free flight of VSS Unity. This is an important milestone on the journey towards consumer space travel, and must have been such a wonderful moment for the teams at both Virgin […]

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