At the moment I’m waiting to go to space! In about 10 h the Orion space craft will make its first test flight in space, launched from Kennedy Space Centre in Florida on board a Delta IV Heavy. And I’ve go a ticket!

Well, at least my name is going to space. My name is one of about 1.4 million names that will fly in the Orion space craft. So let’s keep our fingers crossed that all goes well.

The flight will take about 5 h and the height and orbital profiles look like this
If the flight is a success, then the US is one large step closer to being able to send people into space once again.

For more information about the Orion space project you should check out this page: