Yearly Archives: 2015

2,000,000 entrants, 105 competitors, 1 goal

Jet lag is in your mind.  I know that now because when I arrived in Florida after more than 24 hours of travelling to get there I was so pumped that even after no sleep I was raring to go.  What blew my mind further was that I was about to meet 105 people from...

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Words from the experienced

Physical training was continuing well and I felt as though I was as fit as I’d ever been.  But like most things in life, physical fitness was not the end game.  I needed to study for the theory exams that were to occur; theory on physics, aviation, and of course space.  With my passion in...

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Train, Spew, Train More

Not about to take any chances on simply hoping to be best in class and get to go to space, I started to plan out how I was going to ensure I had a fighting chance, and it started with fitness.  Having a basic understanding of the type of fitness that was required from conversations...

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5 minutes of fame

Talking to the media was initially quite daunting; knowing that whatever I said would be forever launched into the cyberspace of judgement.  But surprisingly I found it so easy to talk about my passion.  There was no need to rehearse or even be careful with what I was saying as when I talked about flying,...

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