...Richard Branson, who became the first billionaire that came close the edge of space. He got to 86 Km instead of the full 100 km. Virgin Galactic's space plane launched with Branson, three crew members, and two pilots. They spent five minutes floating in zero gravity before the space plane descended back to Earth.
In total I spent almost 23 minutes in zero gravity. How? By being part in two parabolic flights onboard AirZeroG's (Novespace) A310. Summing up 62 parabolas of about 22 seconds in microgravity. Cool right?
While finalizing my thesis, we got official communications that the OSCAR-QUBE will fly to the ISS this summer. I am officially orbiting my thesis thanks to my fellow team members and the European Space Agency - ESA.
Link to ESA website featuring the story
Just jumped in and decided to get a drone. The DJI mini 2 is the luck bird.
Already have my registration in order. For this drone you do not even need to take an exam, however I decided to go and get the certificate anyway.
As a photographer this is a fantastic moment! I am now published (twice) in a magazine called 'Sssht... Hasselt vertelt". On page 55 my shot of the Japanese garden in Hasselt (full background) is used and on page 57 my shot from the lock near Hasselt overlooking Hasselt (top left) is used.
We (from team Oscar), were selected to go on to round 2. What does this mean? Our project will be heading to the ISS in 2021!
Link to the article on the ESA's article!
Take care of yourself and your family and friends.
We are stronger when we help each other!
We are a team of master- and bachelorstudents from UHasselt competing in the “Orbit Your Thesis!” programme of the European Space Agency. We just got shortlisted!
Since my last post here I turned 23. That is one advancement to say the least. Furthermore, I am learning more and more every day at university. This new semester, I will be developing a paper based viscosity measurement system.
Photography-wise I have been doing a couple of shoots in colaboration with the ILoveNetwork in Hasselt. Promoting small businesses in Hasselt to the general public. In this day and age of big-brands and supermarkets it is important to focus on things we do not know (yet).
I am looking forward to the next chapter!