+ Train your own astronaut skills right here on earth!
WHAT CAN THE SPACE TESTER HELP YOU WITH?
Are you curious about the skies above you? Always wanted to know more about astronomy? Do you enjoy visiting science centers and learning about the impact space exploration has on life on our own planet? Or are you simply looking for the best space-themed gifts, books and movies? Then you are in the right place!
First of all, nice to meet you. I’m Nienke (neen-kuh – but don’t worry if you still can’t pronounce it). I live in Amsterdam and have been interested in all things space ever since I was a little kid. I was never good in any of the STEM subjects, but when I was invited to take part in an astronaut training course in Iceland in 2018, I learned that anyone can start living the #SpaceLifestyle right now.
Since then, I’ve set myself the goal to complete the world’s top 100 space experiences, ranging from visiting amazing observatories to visiting the best archaeo-astronomical and stargazing sites and events of the world. I’m also training my own “Astronaut Skills” by taking steps towards leading a healthier, more curious life, and taking care of the people and world around me.
If you start looking, you will find that there is a LOT of space on earth waiting to be discovered. And it can be enjoyed by everyone. It just takes a bit of curiousity and a love of learning. Do you want to join me on this adventure?
LEARN HOW TO BECOME AN ASTRONAUT
MasterClass is an online class where you can take workshops from the world’s greatest thinkers in their own specialties. With this course, Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield will teach you what it takes to explore space and what the future holds for those looking to push boundaries.
Learn about the science of space travel, life as an astronaut and how flying in space will forever change the way you think about life on Earth.
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TOP 100 SPACE EXPERIENCES
I’ve set myself the goal to find – and complete – 100 of the world’s top space experiences.
Ranging from activities that help train your astronaut skills, to visiting amazing space centers, observatories and planetariums, but also discovering moon landscapes and visiting the best archaeo-astronomical and stargazing sites and events.
DISCOVER UNIQUE SPACE GIFTS
Shopping for your geek friends or family members can be hard if you don’t know much about space, science or tech yourself. That is why The Space Tester has compiled the ultimate list of gift ideas for you.
Expect everything about space travel, astronomy, NASA/ESA/SpaceX, our solar system and other space-themed gifts, toys, clothing, costumes, gadgets, home decor, posters, jewelry, books, magazines and apps.