1st meet at Köln Porz-Wahn S-Bahn
Our Bus to the Spacetweetup
Playing Tetris on the Bus
Waiting for the guy with the key :-D
1st Contact with Camilla. You will see here more often ;-)
Right next to our basecamp ;-)
Our basecamp, the fabulous tweetup-tent.
Moving in on our tent.
It's like a LAN-Party but with more High Tech ;-)
60 People and one word to describe it: #AWESOME
Opening by our hosts from ESA/DLR
SOFIA in the Rain :-D
Camilla meets one of the Pilots flying SOFIA
A model of SOIFA. As you can see, SOFIA is shorter than a regular 747. The Telescope is below the rear opening.
It's really amazing to know that NASA and DRL have this Joint Venture.
SOFIA - Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astrnomy
SOFIA is HUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGE
Entering SOFIA pretty early in the morning.
The Interieur is reduced to what is absolutely necessary. No luxury.
Beth having Fun :-D
Workstation. Of course with a NASA-Screensaver ;-)
This is the cabin roof.
And this is the cabin wall. As I said: Reduced to the max.
You see: A) Twitter-User at work or... well there is no B.
Getting some Informations about SOFIA
Space Barbie is not listening ;-)
Have a seat. Some Drinks? ;-)
High Tech. Well at least when SOFIA was build in '77
High Tech 2011: Mission Control on SOFIA
Beth is taking a photo from... oh ME!
Well, if you are NOT one of us you had to be patient for going to the A380
Security Check for regular visitors.
And they waited. Most of them where still in line when we already walked back. ;-)
The A380 - Worlds Largest.
Well, we didn't take Entrance and Exit signs seriously ;-)
We @ A380
We at... a guess you got it...
The Bundeswehr One. Not As Impressive As The Airforce One ;-)
Inside the A380. Cables. Lots of Cables.
Grey Blue Tanks with a sign saying this are grey blue tanks. Oh well ;-) (used to simulate passengers weight)
Command Post on the A380 for the scientific personal.
CCTV live from the Cockpit.
The wings and engines are sooooo huge.
Camilla made it back from the A380.
Storm Trooper? Oh well, must be okay I guess.
We were even mentioned on the Info-Table.
Alois Hinnes talking about SOFIA
Astronauts? Well, they still had an another appointment. But promised to come back. And the did :-D
Astronauts? Where is my Camera???
Well "Camera" seems a variable word.
Camilla in Love?
Camilla in Love!
Video with an iPhone? Well, why not...
I'm proud member of the spacetweepsociety. And I show it :-)
@FlyingJenny, one of the real stars.
We. Just We.
Astronauts. more Astronauts.
Astronauts. more Astronauts. And even more.
Greg and Colleagues talking.
Cady & Paolo watching.
Superstars on the stage ;-)
Greg at our table.
Next to us.
Cady talking to Jenny
Paolo and his wife
Some missing a little red dragon?
Cady about sports on ISS
Greg about dreaming of stars.
Greg, his beloved Coke Zero and his Wife. Or was it his beloved wife and his Coke Zero?
Walking to the centrifuge...
Looks like... well... interesting ;-)
Is that my pulse? I doubt that. My pulse was >180 all day long ;-)
CCTV on the Centrifuge
Centrifuge Command & Control
The "short arm" Centrifuge. Doing more than 4.5G
Ladies and Gentlemen, start your ENGINE!
Centrifuge @ work
There where a lot pretty expensive cameras brought in by us.
Saying Thank you to the Orga-Team.
Michel Tognini talking to us
Thomas Reiter, former Astronaut, today DLR-Big-Boss
Only for VIP-Twitteruser. Sorry guys ;-)
Ed explaining the Rosetta Mission
Paolo Ferri explaining Philae, the Rosetta Lander Mission
This is .... umh another important guy ;-)
Luca Parmitane, ESA Astronaut
Beth Beck an Stepahnie Schierholz from NASA explaining the NASA-Twitter-Strategy
Alexander Soucek: No Astronaut, not Working with Astronauts but having a AWESOME story about Earth Observation.
German Astronaut Alexander Gerst got just informed that he will fly to the ISS in 2014
Video-Cameras did change. A little. ;-)
If you take a photo, I'll take a video!
Samantha Cristoferetti explaind what to do to become an Astronaut: Be ready when they ask you :-D
Alexander was SOOOOOOOOOO great
He showed us the pollution traces caused by international shipping
And he showed us what happened in the Gulf of Mexico.
He made clear: Going into space is like Columbus going to America: We have to and we must.
Astronauts Headquater. Guest downstairs, Twitter upstairs ;-)
Paolo aka Mr. Loverman ;-)
Eurocom and live Videofeed from ISS
Well... Space-Tourists. We went down when they had to leave ;-)
Some may see Astronauts on this photo.
This is the "door" from the ATV to the ISS. Looks... well... small.
And all the "luggage" has to go through that door :-D
If you see this, you won't drink it. 'cause it's urin.
While this is drinking water. Or was it vice versa? Just try ;-)
If Astronauts become cute... well ;-)
From the Landing Module
This is the ATV Operating Center. In case of emergency press the red button. Or was it the yellow one?
Well she is... well I don't know ;-)
Photographers. Even in deep space ;-)
Com Unit in between ISS and ATV
Looking into the ISS
and don't TOUCH ANYTHING
No. Not even there.
Samantha having fun with a colleague and me.
Space Barbie and the Experiments on ISS
We inside. Them not.
Walking home. Still amazed. 'cause it was sooooo amazing!