After months of patience the final GO came. The trip to Baikonur to see German astronaut Alex Gerst launch to space will take place from 25 May untill 30 May. And I’m planning to join this trip. One final bump to take: getting a new passport.
We will get a press tour program with the Roskosmos Press Office. We have daily guided excursions to the cosmodrome and to the many sites in the city itself.
A bunch of spacetweeps is joining also, so no matter what we will have a great time. Thanks to Remco Timmermans who organises this trip. His blog of his trip to see André Kuipers go to space can be found here: http://travelsinorbit.com/2011/12/21/baikonur-blog-launch-day/