I'm relaxing this Sunday watching "The Game of the Week" -Cowboys and Eagles. Not a great game so far, but I'm happy to say that my team is ahead at the start of the second half! Go Cowboys!
It's not 20 days until I leave for Rocket City (Huntsville, AL) to begin my adventure in the Train with an Astronaut program at Adult Space Academy. To say that I am excited is an understatement! Dani and both got our SCUBA sign offs and all we have left to do is get packed.
We received notice that our teams will be divided into Pilot and Mission Specialist tracks. I wanted to learn a little bit more about what these are, so I thought I'd share what I found (courtesy of NASA.gov).
Commander and Pilot Astronaut Duties
Mission Specialists3. Height between 58.5 and 76 inches.
While I don't meet the height requirements for any of the positions at NASA, I'm sure in the simulated training at the Space and Rocket Center, I'll still get a good idea of what these positions would be like. We won't get our position assignments until we get to camp (and we have a number of different missions throughout the week) but I am excited for whatever challenge presents itself!
Ad sidera ad astra. Quodam die etiam ad astra caput.