22 Apr 2018

How to become an astronaut in Toulouse, France


My Destination Challenges in Occitanie kicked off in Toulouse at cité de l'espace! An how!!!
I had to step into the footsteps of an astronaut! An absolute dream coming true. :-)

Cité de l'espace is the heart of space travel in Europe and there you can learn all about the final frontie and become an astronaut for a day.

I had such a wonderful afternoon visiting the Ariane rocket & MIR space station replica and of course moon walking and taking a spin on the rotation chair just like astronauts do...

Find my vlog and photo log from the day below... ;-)



How to become an astronaut VLOG



How to become an astronaut Photo LOG

For the occasion I had my buddy Kash aka Budget Traveller with me to tackle Destination Challenges in Occitanie. This day we both had a different challenge though. He went on a quiz quest and I went into space :-D

The Social Traveler & Budget traveller excited about their Destination Challenges in Toulouse

Watching a space film at IMAX at la cite de l'espace in Toulouse
I decided to catch up on my space knowledge at the IMAX first

Learned a whole deal about the Aurora and how it's formed. Something with solar outbursts and the earth's magnetic field

MIR space station at cite de l'espace in Toulouse
MIR space station at cite de l'espace

Entering MIR space station at cite de l'espace in Toulouse
Who wants to join?

Moon runner in action at cite de l'espace in Toulouse
Doing the original Moon Walk ;-)

Moon runner at cite de l'espace in Toulouse
So much fun! :-D

an astronaut at the moon runner at cite de l'espace in Toulouse

rotating chair at cite de l'espace in Toulouse
Let's go for a spin! These chair are engineered to train astronauts on reentering the atmosphere


window on the world at Cite de l'espace in Toulouse
To infinity an beyond! 

More about Occitanie...

Auch: Hometown of D'Artagnan & Circus
Tarn et Garonne: a hiking and cycling paradise
Albi: Hidden gem of the South of France