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Old 05-14-2009, 01:28 PM
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I heard the news in late April but I have been avoiding this forum because I didn't want to read anything about the movie before I actually saw it. Also I waited to be absolutely sure. She's almost finished with her PHD in aerospace in Indiana. She interned with NASA before at the Lewis Research Center in Ohio while getting her masters in engineering. This time she's interning at Goddard Spaceflight Center just outside Washington DC dealing with orbital mechanics. Being an Astronaut and go into space is her ultimate goal(it seems impossible now, but we still hope it possible for her someday). I've met a couple... and she's seen Neil Armstrong and company at her University, all because she loves Star Trek so much. I'm just amazed how the fictional and non-fictional world of space science is such an important element in our lives.
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I went into science because of Trek and BTTF.
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I went into science because of Trek and BTTF.
I really love science too... she'll figure out how to go to space... while I try to figure out some way to work on Star Trek.
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I wish your sister the best of luck. We need more amazing, clever people with big dreams in this world.
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YAY!!!!

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I heard the news in late April but I have been avoiding this forum because I didn't want to read anything about the movie before I actually saw it. Also I waited to be absolutely sure. She's almost finished with her PHD in aerospace in Indiana. She interned with NASA before at the Lewis Research Center in Ohio while getting her masters in engineering. This time she's interning at Goddard Spaceflight Center just outside Washington DC dealing with orbital mechanics. Being an Astronaut and go into space is her ultimate goal(it seems impossible now, but we still hope it possible for her someday). I've met a couple... and she's seen Neil Armstrong and company at her University, all because she loves Star Trek so much. I'm just amazed how the fictional and non-fictional world of space science is such an important element in our lives.
Girl I though you were coming here to Houston...
I was going to invite you to another screening on the movie...
Congradulations....
That is prestigous achievement.
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That is very cool and a great achievement.
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I heard the news in late April but I have been avoiding this forum because I didn't want to read anything about the movie before I actually saw it. Also I waited to be absolutely sure. She's almost finished with her PHD in aerospace in Indiana. She interned with NASA before at the Lewis Research Center in Ohio while getting her masters in engineering. This time she's interning at Goddard Spaceflight Center just outside Washington DC dealing with orbital mechanics. Being an Astronaut and go into space is her ultimate goal(it seems impossible now, but we still hope it possible for her someday). I've met a couple... and she's seen Neil Armstrong and company at her University, all because she loves Star Trek so much. I'm just amazed how the fictional and non-fictional world of space science is such an important element in our lives.
That is so inspiring. She must be so excited. I loved the fact that NASA fixed the Hubble insteading of trashing it like some in congress wanted. Hopefully Star Trek will reignite the nation's passion for space and science.
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That is so inspiring. She must be so excited. I loved the fact that NASA fixed the Hubble insteading of trashing it like some in congress wanted. Hopefully Star Trek will reignite the nation's passion for space and science.
Yeah... NASA was late in informing her... She really had no plans for the summer break. When things are not working out, she gets bouts of depression, questions her choices and wonders if she's wasted her time. The internship and seeing the movie, I'm sure has re-energized her.

Hubble is awesome, it got ordinary people to see how wonderful space really is. That there is so much out there... to not look is to be blind. I've been keeping watch on the repair work on Hubble. Looks like things are doing alright.
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