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I don't live in Kent though!

Please read a great article by the Huffington Post, A fantastic paper full of great articles and information.

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Just over T-2 Until I fly out!

Various information gained today!

Today I started to pack - The trip is really becoming real now. Getting really excited and mind just thinking what I still have to do to make sure everything is ok. Catsitter who is moving in while I am away is visiting tomorrow - Poor guy has a list 3 pages long! JD is nearly packed to go to his sisters house and is looking forward to it, Whilst throwing in the guilt trip that I am going without him! This trip has also cost me another holiday to take him away in October though as I mentioned before!

Packing today was a nightmare I had 2 cats determined to be packed as well as you can see in the picture!!
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More information about what is going to happen while we are at NASA emerged today:

RELEASE : 11-285

NASA Invites 150 Lucky Twitter Followers to Launch of Lunar Spacecraft



WASHINGTON -- NASA has invited 150 followers of the agency's Twitter account to a two-day launch Tweetup Sept. 7-8. The Tweetup is expected to culminate in the launch of the twin lunar-bound GRAIL spacecraft aboard a Delta II rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

The launch is targeted for 8:37 a.m. EDT on Sept. 8. The two GRAIL spacecraft will fly in tandem orbits around the moon for several months to measure its gravity field in unprecedented detail from crust to core. The mission also will answer longstanding questions about the moon and provide scientists with a better understanding of how Earth and other rocky planets in the solar system formed.

Tweetup participants were selected from more than 800 people who registered online. They will share their Tweetup experiences with their followers through the social networking site Twitter.

Participants represent the United States, Australia, Brazil, Canada, India, Indonesia, Spain, and the United Kingdom. Attendees from the U.S. come from 32 states: Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin.

Beginning at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 7, NASA will broadcast a portion of the Tweetup when attendees talk with NASA Administrator Charles Bolden; Jim Adams, deputy director of planetary science at NASA Headquarters in Washington; Maria Zuber, GRAIL principal investigator at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge; Sami Asmar, GRAIL deputy project scientist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif.; and Neil deGrasse Tyson, astrophysicist and Frederick P. Rose Director at the American Museum of Natural History's Hayden Planetarium in New York.

To watch the broadcast, visit:

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/nasa-tweetup

Participants also will tour NASA's Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral, including a close-up visit to the launch pad.
Reporters interested in interviewing Tweetup attendees should contact Stephanie Schierholz at 202-358-1100 or stephanie.schierholz@nasa.gov. Reporters interested in covering the afternoon program Sept. 7 at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex must secure access through Andrea Farmer by 5 p.m. Sept. 6 at 321-449-4318 or afarmer@dncinc.com.

Previously, NASA has invited groups to attend the launch of the Juno spacecraft on its way to Jupiter and five space shuttle launches: Atlantis' STS-129, STS-132 and STS-135 missions, Discovery's STS-133 mission, and Endeavour's STS-134 mission.

To follow participants on Twitter as they experience the prelaunch events and GRAIL's liftoff, follow the #NASATweetup hashtag and the list of attendees at:

http://twitter.com/nasatweetup/grail-launch

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., manages the mission. For more information about GRAIL, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/grail

To connect with NASA on Twitter and other social networking sites, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/connect


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I also checked the weather while I am out there - Looking good. Appaerently when it says thunderstorms, They are in the afternoon for just short periods then dry again! This may be a welcome relief!

Predicted Forecast for my Trip

Sun, Sep 4 Few Thunderstorms. Overcast. Hot. 91 °F 75 °F 11 mph / S 74% 113 °F Minimal 63% 0.50"
Mon, Sep 5 Few Thunderstorms. Overcast. Hot. 92 °F 78 °F 11 mph / SSW 70% 112 °F Minimal 63% 1.00"
Tue, Sep 6 Few Thunderstorms. Overcast. Hot. 92 °F 78 °F 9 mph / WNW 74% 116 °F Minimal 55% 0.50"
Wed, Sep 7 A few tstorms. Overcast. Hot. 91 °F 76 °F 11 mph / NE 72% 111 °F Minimal 53% 0.50"
Thu, Sep 8 Mostly sunny. Warm. 89 °F 74 °F 10 mph / WSW 58% 97 °F High 15%
Fri, Sep 9 Mostly sunny. Warm. 91 °F 73 °F 9 mph / WNW 50% 96 °F High 10%
Sat, Sep 10 Mostly sunny. Warm. 89 °F 74 °F 5 mph / NNE 53% 94 °F High 0%
Sun, Sep 11 Partly cloudy. Warm. 90 °F 74 °F 6 mph / E 58% 97 °F High 0%
Mon, Sep 12 More sun than clouds. Warm. 90 °F 75 °F 1 mph / ENE 58% 98 °F High 15%
Tue, Sep 13 Partly cloudy. Warm. 90 °F 73 °F 5 mph / E 62% 101 °F High 10%
Wed, Sep 14 More sun than clouds. Warm. 90 °F 75 °F 11 mph / ENE 66% 103 °F High 10%
Thu, Sep 15 Tstorms late. More clouds than sun. Warm. 91 °F 76 °F 16 mph / NE 68% 105 °F Moderate 37% 0.09"

It says the temp will actually feel like between a 100 and 116F!! - A bit hot I think!!

I still think one of my highlights amongst many will be to meet Sally Ride, I just hope I get a chance to talk to her! Have been reading so much about her - Amazing lady.

Just received notification that NASA has sent out our itineraries - I keep checking my emails as can't wait to see what is planned. So I am hanging on to post this hoping it will arrive before I sleep so I can attach it.
Some of the speakers I have learnt we are going to hear from are people I never thought I would see let alone hear speak personally!
To think until I met @Drlucyrogers NASA was just something I watched on TV and looked in awe at. Lucy has opened my eyes to a totally new world and I don't think I will ever be able to repay her for this. Saying this though if it wasn't for @Dr_Black I would never have met her in the first place. Really great interesting ladies to follow on Twitter!!

EMAIL HAS ARRIVED -WOW!!!!!!!!!

Dear Justine Mackinnon,

Your arrival for the GRAIL Tweetup on Sept. 7-8 at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida is near, and we have some additional information and details for you and some reminders and information you've seen before. Below you'll find a detailed agenda, code of conduct reminders, driving information, the WiFi code and more. We know this is a lot of information, but please read it all carefully.

Code of Conduct:
Please keep in mind you are gaining privileged access and a unique opportunity to experience a NASA launch and activities designed just for you. We expect all participants to behave in a manner befitting the honor and with recognition of this special access. Accordingly, NASA reserves the right to revoke this privilege and confiscate your badge at any time. You are being provided an opportunity and access most NASA employees have never had.

For everyone's safety, some items are banned from the government property of Kennedy Space Center and are listed at the bottom of this email. If you become aware of a Tweetup participant who has brought any of these items on site, please notify NASA employees immediately.

You must show two government-issued identifications (one with a photograph) that match the name provided in your registration information to check in and receive your badge; you must display your Tweetup badge at all times during the events both days. Those without proper identification will not be admitted.

Below is the schedule for Sept. 7-8. Because we are in a dynamic launch environment, the schedule is subject to change. Please remain flexible.

Wednesday, Sept. 7/L-1: Registration and Tweetup Day 1

Badge check-in will begin at 7 a.m. You must check in before 9 a.m. to receive your badge and participate in events both days. Those without proper identification cannot be admitted. All registrants must be at least 18 years old. NASA's Kennedy Space Center is a government facility. You must keep the badge and photo identification with you at all times during the Tweetup. If you do not claim your badge and participate in activities Sept. 7, you will not be able to attend the launch on Sept. 8. You will need to bring your badge with you Sept. 8 to check in for transportation to the launch viewing area on the NASA Causeway.

7 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. – Registration at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex (@ExploreSpaceKSC)
9 a.m. – Welcome by Trent Perrotto (@NASA) & Veronica McGregor (@NASAJPL) in the Debus Center (entry at 8:30 a.m.)
9:05 a.m. – Meet the tweeps
9:50 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Tour of NASA's Kennedy Space Center (@NASAKennedy) and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, including stops at the Vehicle Assembly Building and Press Site launch countdown clock, Launch Complex 17 and #GRAIL, and Launch Complex 41 from which Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity (@MarsCuriosity) will launch
1 to 3 p.m. – Break/Lunch on your own at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
3 p.m. – Jim Adams (@NASAJim), deputy director, Planetary Division, Science Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters, introduces Administrator Charles Bolden
(NASA Television begins http://www.ustream.tv/channel/nasa-tweetup)
3:20 p.m. –MoonKAM (@GRAIL_MoonKAM) presentation from the Sally Ride Science (@SallyRideSci) team
3:40 p.m. – Sami Asmar, GRAIL deputy project scientist, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)
4 p.m. – Maria Zuber, GRAIL principal investigator, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
4:20 p.m. – Break
4:30 p.m. – Eyes on the Solar System (@NASA_Eyes) demo with Doug Ellison (@Doug_Ellison), JPL Visualization Producer
5 p.m. – Vern Thorp, manager, NASA Programs, ULA (@ULAlaunch)
5:15 p.m. – Stu Spath, chief spacecraft engineer, Lockheed Martin (@LockheedMartin)
5:30 p.m. – Neil deGrasse Tyson (@NeilTyson), Frederick P. Rose director at the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History (@AMNH)
6 p.m. – Group photo in the rocket garden

For the tour, you must wear long pants and closed, low-heeled shoes. Shirts must have sleeves; sleeveless tops and tank tops are not permitted. If you are not in appropriate attire, you will not get to come on the tour.

Thursday, Sept. 8/ Launch: Tweetup Day 2
6 a.m. – Arrive at the NASA parking lot to board buses. The parking lot where you will meet the buses is located on SR-405 approximately ¼ mile east of U.S. 1. If you are driving east, you will pass the Astronaut Hall of Fame (AHOF) with the shuttle model out front on your right just before arriving at the parking lot, which is on SR-405 just east of the AHOF, which you can find here: http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=212229154572677793577.0004abe3a6041a5fc3a29&msa=0. An image is included at the end of the email.
6:30 a.m. – Buses depart for Causeway launch viewing
8:37:06 a.m. – First launch opportunity for GRAIL mission
9:16:12 a.m. – Second launch opportunity
Post-launch – Board buses to return

  • In the event the launch is postponed on Sept. 8, NASA will provide you another opportunity to see the launch on Sept. 9.

Your Tweetup participation includes a ticket to the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex that is good for two days. Following the launch would be a great time to use the ticket. Activities taking place post-launch at the Visitor Complex are listed at http://kennedyspacecenter.com/grail-mission-schedule.aspx and include:
10:30 a.m. Astronaut Encounter Theater - Apollo 16 astronaut Charlie Duke will discuss his experiences on the moon’s surface and conduct a book signing.
1 p.m. Astronaut Encounter Theater - Hear about the latest “other-world” discoveries from space experts astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, Frederick P. Rose director at the Hayden Planetarium; and Steven W. Lee, department chair and curator of Planetary Science at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science
2:30 p.m. Star Trek Bridge - Star Trek’s Lieutentant Uhura, Nichelle Nichols(@realnichelle), will celebrate the 45th anniversary of the first airing of the Star Trek series by signing autographs and taking photos with visitors.

On-site tech needs:
NASA Tweetup attendees should charge their electronic devices before each day's events. You may need to allow your mobile phone to roam to achieve the best cell phone coverage. We will have free power and Wi-Fi available only during the afternoon program Sept. 7 at the Debus Center. No Ethernet drops will be available, but the WiFi should provide enough coverage for everyone. Video and Skype will work, but it could be slow during heavy use.

Cameras, video cameras and tripods are allowed. However, we only have enough places for one seat for each attendee, so any equipment you bring must fit underneath your chair or on the table directly in front of you. If it will take up more space, you need to store it in your vehicle when you are not using it. If this is your first launch, we strongly suggest you put the camera down and enjoy the experience. After all, we have photographers and videographers there, too.

Beginning at 3 p.m. on Sept. 7, NASA will broadcast the Tweetup program on http://www.ustream.tv/channel/nasa-tweetup. Portions of the Tweetup may be broadcast on NASA Television, online at http://www.nasa.gov/ntv. Photos may be posted online during and/or after the event at http://www.flickr.com/photos/nasahqphoto or http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov. Your participation in the event signals your consent to appear on air and online.

Tickets to the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
You do not need to purchase an admission ticket for the Visitor Complex. The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex graciously is providing you admission, including the Shuttle Launch Experience attraction, IMAX space films and exhibits and shows at the main site. You will receive your ticket upon registration and check in.

More information about the launch and mission
In preparation for your attendance at the Tweetup, you may find the following web pages useful for more information about the GRAIL mission and launch countdown.

GRAIL Mission: http://www.nasa.gov/grail and http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/grail and http://moon.mit.edu
Delta II Launch Countdown 101: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/launch/delta_II_count_101.html
GRAIL press kit: http://www.nasa.gov/pdf/582116main_GRAIL_launch_press_kit.pdf
GRAIL mission fact sheet: http://www.nasa.gov/pdf/578754main_grail.pdf
Video overview of GRAIL's mission: http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/videogallery/index.html?media_id=108291901
Launching ELV Rockets at KSC: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/kennedy/launchingrockets

NASA Tweetup online:
The Twitter account for the Tweetup is @NASAtweetup. We are following all those who are confirmed to attend. The hashtags for the event are #NASATweetup and #GRAIL. The list of confirmed NASA Tweetup attendees is at http://twitter.com/nasatweetup/GRAIL-launch. If we are not following you or you are not on the Twitter list, please let us know. Also, don't forget to follow the mission and preparations on Twitter via @NASAJPL, @NASAKennedy and @NASA_LSP.

Things to bring (remember these items must fit at your seat or remain in your car!)
Two government-issued identifications (one with a picture) that match the name provided in your registration information (you must have your photo ID and Tweetup badge with you at all times)
Preferred tweeting device(s) and charger(s)
Cameras
Paper and pen or Sharpie for autographs
Small umbrella or rain poncho
Sunblock
Hat
Sunglasses
Money for food and souvenirs
Comfortable, closed-toe shoes
Insect repellant
Food, snacks, beverages, water (soft- and hard-sided coolers are okay)

Bags, purses and other items may be opened and inspected as part of security procedures. Any item you do bring must have a tag with your name and information on it.
NASA’s Safety Statement:
Please be advised that hazards are inherent in launching and launch viewing of a space shuttle mission. By accepting the invitation to view the launch or landing you do so with the understanding of the potential risk. Although NASA applies stringent range safety principles and techniques to protect the general public, workforce and property for all areas of the Kennedy Space Center during launch, in the event of an inadvertent circumstance, hazards including debris, blast and toxics could occur.

It is imperative that you stay within controlled areas with your group and strictly follow all instructions provided by NASA. Although an accident during lift-off of Delta II is highly unlikely, some safety precautions are necessary. As is the case with the launch of a space vehicle, a potential danger exists from toxic vapors contained in any cloud formed as a result of a launch mishap. In the event of an accident, all persons at NASA's Kennedy Space Center should take shelter immediately.

I hope people reading this will hopefully understand how privileged I feel to have been invited to attend this once in a lifetime opportunity. Thank you NASA!
Right sleep time now (As if I can sleep after reading that)!!

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Strange way of finding out I am in the local paper!

An article from The Haylingislander

I received a tweet tonight from @NebulousBoomer who lives in Kentucky, U.S.A, He informed me that he had found the following article about me!
So strange these days that someone across the pond sees something before I knew about it and I live on the Island!
Thank you Michael for letting me know. Looking forward to you buying the first round at Dixies!

www.haylingislander.co.uk

Published on Tuesday 30 August 2011 12:58

TWITTER has won a Hayling Island resident the chance to watch the launch of a Nasa spacecraft.

Businesswoman Justine Mackinnon was one of 150 people selected to attend a ‘Tweetup’ in the Kennedy Space Center, in Florida, USA.

She will witness the launch of two Gravity Recovery And Interior Laboratory (Grail) spacecraft aboard Delta II rockets headed for the moon during a two-day trip on September 7 and 8.

At the event Justine and the other 149 followers of Nasa on Twitter will interact with engineers and scientists from Grail and other upcoming Nasa missions and tour the Kennedy Space Center’s visitor complex.

Justine said: ‘Being selected for the Nasa Tweetup is an incredible honour especially since this looks like the last launch from this location.

‘Being part of the event means I’ll meet people who make the space program successful and interact with fellow attendees who share my interest in Nasa.

‘Through Twitter, I’ll be sharing the incredible experience with my followers by composing informative tweets no longer than 140 characters and posting photos and videos.’

The two Grail spacecraft will fly in tandem orbits around the moon to measure its gravity field in the hope of answering questions about how Earth formed.

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Great Explanation of #GRAIL Mission

Article from Washington Post - By Brian Palmer, Published: August 22

Many space enthusiasts are mourning the end of the shuttle program, but NASA is still going to the moon. The space agency plans to launch two unmanned probes on Sept. 8 that will orbit our nearest celestial neighbor simultaneously. The mission is intended to help answer questions about how the moon and the Earth came into being, the temperature conditions at various points in the history of the solar system, and the composition of the moon, from crust to core. (I’m trying hard not to mention green cheese right now. Shoot. I just did it.)

Like much of NASA’s work, the GRAIL mission — named for the Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory probes — is all about gravity. Here’s how it’s supposed to work: The spacecraft will leave Earth together on a 125-foot-tall Delta 2 rocket. Once they’re carried away from the pull of Earth, the two GRAILs will be released. The craft each weigh about 500 pounds, and NASA describes them as about the size of a washing machine.

The GRAIL twins will take the long way to the moon — about three or four months, compared with the four days it took Neil Armstrong et al. in 1969 on the Apollo 11 mission. The longer, more circuitous route saves energy and also enables the GRAIL craft to maintain a reasonably constant speed by passing through a so-called Lagrangian point, where the gravitational forces of the Earth and moon interact in a way that eases the craft’s transition between them.

GRAIL A will enter lunar orbit on New Year’s Eve, with GRAIL B doing the same on New Year’s Day. Over two months, the spacecraft will shift from an initial 11.5-hour elliptical orbit to a two-hour orbit that is nearly circular, with GRAIL B constantly chasing GRAIL A around the moon.

After that, the real science will begin. The key to the mission is maintaining the distance between the two spacecraft. As GRAIL A and B whip around the moon over the following 82 days, small variations in the moon’s gravitational field will change the speed of each craft, causing them to drift slightly closer together or farther apart.

The slight changes in the moon’s gravity at different points indicate what’s going on inside the moon itself.

You may remember your high school physics professor telling you over and over that, for purposes of simplicity, you could ignore certain complicated aspects of the real world. Friction, for example, was regularly dropped, even though it’s crucial to nearly every aspect of physics. Another small fib in your early calculations was treating objects as if their mass was just a single point located at the object’s geometric center. That would work for many calculations involving perfect spheres — there’s a reason that teachers often refer to billiard balls when talking about Newton’s laws — but the moon isn’t a perfect sphere, and its mass isn’t evenly distributed around its geometric center.

These eccentricities inside and on the surface of the moon mean that the gravitational field — that is, the attractive forces caused by the mass of the rock itself — isn’t spherical. It’s rather lumpy, in fact

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T-8 !!

Week tomorrow I leave for my trip

semi-overcast

I just cannot believe how slowly the time has passed, Though I know next week is going to be a rather busy one.
Firstly I have Jordan's birthday, So concentrating on that for Tuesday. Then its all go for getting ready to leave.

The list of electronics suggested to take is long and I am wondering how to pack it all! New suitcase needed. Luckily I have a decent large bag for hand luggage so my gadgets can all go in there (Mackbook, IPad, DSLR, IPhone etc... )

Passport and birth certificate ready to go after a panic this week of not being able to locate my birth certificate. Thanks to the Central Register Office, I applied for a new one and had it within 2 days. A big thank you to them. Without that I wouldn't have been going to NASA!! So one less thing to worry about.

Everything at home is sorted out. I have someone coming to stay in my home to look after the boys (Reggie and Concrete - My cats)! Jordan is really looking forward to going to stay with his sister, Though not looking forward to going back to school! He also still thinks it is unfair he cannot come too. I have had to promise to take him away in October to make up for it. The other children then stated favouritism so they need a holiday too!! I explained they made the choice to leave home and live with their partners!!

Tonight I was going to be making my final list of things to take with me but I am now working on Hurricane Irene with Humanity Road and SBTF. These are organisations I help when somewhere in the world has a crisis. Monitoring the situation and reporting on them, Getting essential information to people, Advising of safe locations, Open hospitals etc... A worthwhile cause and a dedicated team of people who give up much of their time. [b](www.humanityroad.com) I have helped with the Chicago Blizzards, Japan and Libya. I am fortunate to be able to give help from my home to anywhere in the world after great training from the team.

@gabrielleNYC and various others from the GRAIL group have been telling me about the HUGE Mozzies!!! I spent this afternoon looking for the best spray as I do not want to get eaten alive! Apparently "Boots own brand of extra strong jungle formula" works the best but I am open to any other suggestions! I have seen images of the bites they leave and I really don't want any!

Meanwhile while I am getting ready, Everyone at NASA is getting organised.

GRAIL Payload Fairing Installation Photos

Click for photos

We have also been told that The 1st U.S. woman in space- Astronaut Dr. Sally Ride will also be in attendance at the #GRAIL #NASATweetup on 9/8 with @RealNichelle! What an amazing experience to meet Sally as well
Click for Sally's Bio.

I am looking forward to being in the same time zone of most attendees as it takes me about half an hour to catch up on our Facebook page at what has been said and organised while I have been sleeping. Have made many friends already and not even met them yet.

Right back to work on Hurricane Irene - Looks like a long night ahead. Just hope everyone across the pond are ok. My thoughts are with you.

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1st Draft of My Itinerary

Gaps will be filled as I arrange things.

Last night I had a change in plans, I decided that I would go back to Orlando after NASA instead of Hollywood Beach. While I am in FLorida I want to do a few things I cannot do at home.
I can sit on the beach at home so thought what have I always wanted to do - Swim with dolphins. So it is all arranged that is what I am going to do!!
I have booked a great hotel with fab reviews that also has a decent pool for me to laze at when I can!
The trip seems to be coming together.

The other attendees and myself are getting to know each other via our Facebook Group. We are going to have some amount of fun once all together. What a great bunch of people. They are all from various backgrounds and different experts in their own field!

So anyway this is what I have planned and booked so far, I will do a final version before I depart:

4th September

Flight number BA0207
From Heathrow (London) Terminal 5
To Miami International (FL)
Depart 4 Sep 2011 11:05
Arrive 4 Sep 2011 15:15

Connect then on:

American Airlines 1302 MIAMI INTERNTNL SUN 04SEP
7:25 PM ORLANDO INTL 8:25 PM

Taxi to hotel:

Hotel Name:
The Florida Hotel & Conference Center, Orlando
Arrival Date:
04 September 2011
No. Nights:
2

5th September:

Shopping in the Mall and sit by the pool.

Dinner at night with Shelley from NASA

6th September:

Collected from hotel by Erin (Another NASA attendee) driven to Cocoa Beach Townhouse

(Unit 101 (The Town House) at 3800 Ocean Beach Blvd. , Cocoa Beach , FL 32931)

NASA between 15:00-17:00 to collect out I.D's

19:00 Dinner at Dixies Seafood restaurant with 30 other NASA attendees

7th September:

NASA from 08:00 until 17:00 (Can't wait to see what is planned by NASA)!

Provisionally housemates are going to "The Irish Bar" in evening! NO idea what else is planned as yet!

8th September:

05:30 NASA to prepare for launch at 08:37. Watch launch then leave NASA in afternoon
GRAIL (Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory)
Location: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, USA, Planet Earth.
Time: Thursday, 08 September 2011 05:30

Afternoon/Evening.

The locals lay on an "Endless BBQ" for attendees of the Tweetups!

http://endlessbbq.com/
#endlessBBQ v4.0 for theGRAIL launch is going to happen. The event will be held at the Cocoa Beach Brewing Company- we get to use their new deck , and we look forward to seeing all of you GRAIL #NASATweetup-ers

9th September: No idea (Hopefully a lazy day by the pool)!! - Nope now looks like the housemates are going to Universal OMG!!!

10th September: Lift to hotel on International Drive from one of the attendees

Hotel Radisson Hotel Orlando-International Drive
Address 8444 International Drive
Orlando (Florida), FL 32819
United States of America

11th September:

Discovery Cove for the day to swim with Dolphins - A couple of others are coming as well with me

12th September:

Seaworld

13th September:

Shopping in Malls

14th September:

Pack and Taxi to airport

American Airlines 2047 ORLANDO INTL WED 14SEP
3:40 PM MIAMI INTERNTNL 4:45 PM

Connecting onto the below flight

Flight number BA0208
From Miami International (FL)
To Heathrow (London)
Depart 14 Sep 2011 20:40
Arrive 15 Sep 2011 10:00

15th September:

Arrive LHR @ 10:00

Home to Hayling Island

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