Throughout the day I will be updating this blog here. So check back for more pictures and information. I will just add them to the bottom each time I make an update. This way I keep some sort of "time-line".
Let's get started.
Had to get up early and take the train. Morning gang!
Then it was time to take the cool bus! I am always on the cool bus.
The European Astronaut Center (EAC) was established in 1990 and is located here in Cologne. After its foundation in 1990, three ESA astronauts were based at EAC. They were selected in 1978 for the first Spacelab mission on the Space Shuttle in 1983. ESA Astronaut Ulf Merbold (Germany) flew on that mission. Wubbo Ockels (Netherlands) flew on Spacelab D1 mission 1985. Claude Nicollier (Switzerland) completed his first mission on Space Shuttle STS-46 in 1992. Nicollier participated in three further Shuttle missions in 1993 (STS-61), 1996 (STS-75) and in 1999 (STS-103). He also become the first European to perform an Extra Vehicular Activity (EVA - or spacewalk) during a Shuttle mission.
And my new friend from @HollandSpaceCen
And this is another new friend @nhaima from Rome.
Totally excited to see Erin Smith from NASA Ames
Here is Little SOFIA
One of SOFIA's pilots Manny Antimisiaris.
There she is! Hello SOFIA - first time outside of California for us! SOFIA is a world-class airborne observatory that complements the Hubble, Spitzer, Herschel and the James Webb space telescope. It features a German-built 100 inch diameter far-infrared telescope in the rear fuselage of a highly modified Boeing 747SP aircraft.
Please meet @cpamoa from Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines
Is this really our first picture together, @herrea?
Inside of SOFIA now. You can see the telescope back there.
I even got to pose with my buddy @rocketman528 again!
And another new friend Carlo @cazurro. He is from Granada in Spain.
Now I am inside the huge Airbus A380.
Don't get too close to those engines!
Ok, we are heading back to the Tweetup Tent. I am leading the way... I hope there are no lightning strikes happening right now!
This is Peter from the Netherlands @pclissold
Time for some presentations. First up SOFIA's Aloise Himmes, the Principal Investigator for the DLR part of the SOFIA mission.
Cady and I always make faces together. It's our thing!
I met Paolo for the first time in Baltimore in August. Good guy!
The @researcheurope representative
This is Olivia with the Austrian Space Forum. So toll!
Oh, finally! My good friend Katrin from Germany!
Time for some group pictures. Can you spot me?
Right here - they are all pointing at me!
And here is the large and official version of "Where is Camilla?"
Look at this group plus the STS-134 crew!
STS-134 Mission Specialist "Spanky" Michael Finke
STS-134 Mission Specialist Andrew J. Feustel
Hello Remco - nice to finally meet you!
ESA Astronaut & Head of the Astronaut Division at ESA, Michel Tognini (Mir-1 and STS-93 deploy emend of the Chandra X-Ray Observatory)
Hello Brigitte from France!
ESA Astronaut Samantha Cristoforet - she is an Italian Air Force Officer.
A photograph of Earth
ESA Astronaut (also Italian) Luca Parmitano - training for ISS Exp 36.
Me floating in the Cupola - brought to the ISS by the awesome STS-130 crew! Go Flyboy!