Yeeearsssss ago, I moved to Sydney – I’m originally from the United States, but after a few years of slogging it out with Aussie immigration, I’m now a passport carrying … Continue Reading Bondi vs. Manly
Pre-IAC2017 festivities went off with a bang in Sydney on Tuesday with a public lecture at the University of New South Wales (UNSW). Swamp Works’ co-founder and NASA Senior Technologist, Robert Mueller … Continue Reading From Sydney to Mars
There’s only been two times when I felt the closeness of a community. The first time is when I trained to become a Bondi Surf Lifesaver and the second time … Continue Reading Surf’s Up & Spaced Out – Engineering a Strong Community
Yes, my luggage went missing – AGAIN. And this time, I was pretty impressed! My luggage probably went missing just at the very start of my last adventure. This is … Continue Reading The curious case of the missing luggage – AGAIN
Um guys… I just shocked myself. I somehow engineered three months of my life into my green camping back pack. Seriously. Now, I’m not exactly sure where this little bit … Continue Reading Pack like a Ninja
Jet lag makes people do stupid things. Well, ok… maybe not people.. but I definitely find myself being stupid when I have jet lag. For the past three nights, I’ve … Continue Reading Jetlag Juxtaposition
I cant believe this. I feel really chuffed and a bit giddy! This little blog that you are now reading has been shortlisted for the Australian Top 50 Influencer Awards! … Continue Reading Australian Top 50 Influencer Awards
When you go away to Canberra during #Heatwave2017, returning back home to Sydney sometimes doesn’t always go to plan! Ya see, after a lovely 40 hours in Canberra, I decided … Continue Reading Carked it from Canberra
Confirmed: Taraustralis heads to Darmstadt, Germany, for the ESA’s #Sentinel2Go conference March 6-7 2017! The Sentinel is an Earth observation mission developed by ESA as part of the Copernicus Programme to perform terrestrial observations in support of … Continue Reading Sentinel2Go
It’s 6:45 in the morning on Australia Day. I’m just on the outskirts of Sydney, Australia at this place called Little Bay Beach. It’s kinda like this secret beach that only the locals … Continue Reading When the sun forgets to wake up
Wow! I just had one heck of an incredible past few days all thanks to NASA! NASA, in association with OrbitalATK, launched the CYGNSS mission from a Pegasus rocket. So … Continue Reading Stargazer, Pegasus Rocket – Oh My!
Wow. A lot can happen in a year: I ran a half marathon, jumped off cliffs in Australia’s Blue Mountains… took on another Tough Mudder, played with both the ESA … Continue Reading Happy New Year
It’s been about two months since #AroundIrelandOnAPushie started! Now, here are your questions, ANSWERED: Yes! Geographically speaking Ireland is MUCH smaller than Australia, but not in spirit or friendliness – I … Continue Reading #AroundIrelandOnAPushie Answers
It’s not every day that you get to meet the Aussie ambassador to Ireland, but when you do, be sure to ask if you can use the embassy’s washing machine! … Continue Reading That time I asked to use the washing machine at the Aussie embassy
Bicycling any sort of distance when you’re sick – sucks. I’m not exactly sure how professional cyclists do it, but for me…. it’s no fun. I got some sort of … Continue Reading Fully Sick
If you suggested to any normal person that they should do stand-up comedy, they’ll probably scream obsentities at you and hope that you’d die. Me on the other hand, took … Continue Reading Who’s funny now?