Despite the fact that I was awake for a total 37 hours, I loved every single minute of the #Sentinel2Go experience and would do it again in a heartbeat!
I gained new experiences, wonderful memories, fantastic new friendships and a new found respect for the European Space industry, Until recently European endeavours in Space have always been overshadowed by the USA, at least in my mind they had as, I must confess, my knowledge of European Space was lacking until I started my current job, but the sheer history of what have done in Space, what we are looking to do and how passionate every single person is about further the advancement of Europe in Space is truly inspirational!
This event was a great way of showcasing that Space is a truly global phenomenon and that every single person is allowed to participate and care about Space. Not everyone at the event was an engineer, nor worked within the Space industry, the one thing that bound us together was that we shared a common passion and interest, and our love of Social Media allowed us to congregate in one place and celebrate a great European Space feat together, sharing our passion and excitement with anyone around the world who cared to take an interest which is exactly why I love Space; it’s inclusive and global. Anyone anywhere can be a participant in the Space industry, no matter your technical knowledge, your professional background, your age or race, Space is open to everyone. This trip further ignited my passion for space and my desire to travel more and consciously spend time with likeminded #SpaceTweeps.