Wednesday, November 27, 2013


Last week was quite demanding, starting at 03:00 AM, followed by a normal work day, then starting again at 02:00, sleeping one hour and followup with three 12 hours night shifts.. it was quite exhaustive and very rewarding.

Sometimes during the night shifts, between the ground stations reporting and the occasional moments of complete silence I could feel the link to space, the distance and the adventure that it is to control three robots at 400 kilometers altitude.

It was this feeling and my responsibility towards helping make it happen that gave me the focus and energy I needed. Day and night it was a challenge to everyone in that room, and I feel we all made part of something great.

A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.