Here at SSP we have the ever important lanyard. It’s a cord that we hang around our neck that has our name, flag of country and our computer log in … Continue Reading Hanging up the lanyard
It was a pivotal moment for me. I experienced a moment where I felt like I had finally come full circle. Let me explain. When I was a teenager, I … Continue Reading How I took a shower with 20 people
What happens when the #SSP17 Human Performance in Space (HPS) spacecraft crash lands on a remote planet you’ve never been to? You get rescued, of course! This was the very … Continue Reading How Not to Land on a Planet: A Space Study
The great thing about being a part of the External Relations team at the International Space University’s (ISU) Space Studies Program (#SSP17) is all the great adventures I get to … Continue Reading My Irish Time Warp
Ever trained like an astronaut before? Me neither – until now! Myself along with the Space Studies Program participants in Human Performance in Space Department stretched our worthy sea legs … Continue Reading Train like an Astronaut
When a space agency breaks out the Red Bull for a rocket launch, you know it’s gonna be one heck of an exciting time. A few weeks back, ESA posted … Continue Reading My Super Scientific Sentinel Adventure
I didn’t know this at the time, but ever since I was born, I have been on an epic search to find the best place in the world to be locked … Continue Reading Conference Hunger Games : How I escaped a locked bathroom
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
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
Taraustralis’ next adventure takes her to the United States! For the next 20 days, Tara will be experiencing all things NASA! From The Kennedy Space Center in Florida and the Johnson … Continue Reading Spaced out in the USA!
I am one of the biggest fan girls when it comes to anything relating to science or outer space, so when there was an opportunity to report via social media … Continue Reading Mars Superstars
Just when you think you’re a travel rockstar, the universe has a way of saying NOPE. The drama all started when I couldn’t sort out my flight’s boarding pass. I … Continue Reading Travel Rockstar Status – DENIED.
Taraustralis is parking the bicycle (momentarily) and heading to European Space Agency’s space operations centre in Darmstadt, Germany. This is a once in a lifetime event where she will be covering via social … Continue Reading In Search of Little Green Men
Its not every day that you get invited by an Irish metal band to check out their concert, but when you do, you go! To put things in perspective, the … Continue Reading From Waltzing Matilda to Irish Metal
Anything SPACE has been my guilty pleasure for a few years, thanks to #NASASocial. It’s kinda cool to be able to channel my inner Jodie Foster on occasion. So when I … Continue Reading SpaceUp Ireland!