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Space Geek!

by Kiran on April 28, 2011 · 6 comments

in Social Media, Travels

Yuri Alekseyevich GagarinRussian: Ю́рий Алексе́евич Гага́рин, Russian pronunciation: [ˈjurʲɪj ɐlʲɪˈksʲejɪvʲɪtɕ ɡɐˈɡarʲɪn]; (who am I kidding?) was a Soviet pilot and cosmonaut. He was the first human being to journey into outer space, when his Vostok spacecraft completed an orbit of the Earth on April 12, 1961.

Source: Wikipedia

If you are a first timer here on our blog, get to know us more. I’ve done some blog post on our previous visits to Kennedy Space Center:

Albeit still in disbelief for being selected as one of Nasa’s 150 TweetUp participants to watch Endeavour’s final shuttle launch into space, I am just as excited as Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor would’ve been, when he was the first Malaysian selected to go into space.

Yesterday’s morning begin with a frantic drive to Kennedy Space Center. Frantic for the obvious reasons – I’ve never driven more than 50 miles away from my home, alone. While I thought blasting music while driving would substantially muster enough courage to brave the dreaded driving, exciting thoughts of finally realizing my dream of seeing a live shuttle launch made me even braver to conquer the journey.

Made it at the Press Site just in the nick of time, and ran into wonderful tweeps that are just as excited as me. Can you tell? 🙂

Of course, had to pleasure of running into (literally!) Seth Green! No introduction needed, but he is an American actor 🙂 First Michael Jordan, now Seth Green? How are the lucky stars in my favor, I can never fathom.

Signing off as official Nasa’s STS-134 TweetUp participant and don’t forget to catch my live shenanigans at Twitter & Facebook.


1 angela May 2, 2011 at 5:40 PM

Looks like you had lots and lots of fun! And hanging with celebrities, how cool! 😉

2 Kiran May 4, 2011 at 9:21 PM

Indeed, but not for the purpose of hanging out with celebrities. Happier to have met astronauts and learning about space explorations.

3 Nova May 2, 2011 at 11:19 PM

I have only one word for you: Wow!! While growing up, I could imagine myself being one of the two things: either a doctor or an astronaut! Space has always fascinated me! And to think you actually saw a live shuttle launch??? Man! I can only imagine how exciting it would have been!!!

So, how did you manage a feat like this???
Nova recently posted..10 steps to marry a Prince!

4 Kiran May 4, 2011 at 9:28 PM

Thanks honey. BTW, you’ve been missing from blogosphere for a long time now. I’ve always wanted to be an astronaut too, and to be given this chance was truly a blessing in disguise. The launch is scrubbed till further notice, but I would still be able to attend (finger’s crossed)! If you are an avid Nasa follower on Twitter, there’s an invite to register for Nasa Tweetup as and when it’s open for registration to the public 🙂

5 Appu May 7, 2011 at 2:57 AM

And you are a celebrity. Autograph plzzz…

6 Kiran May 10, 2011 at 2:56 PM

Thanks a lot, but I am not a celebrity my friend 🙂

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