Normally, is someone were to say that a teenage girl lives with her head up in the clouds it would not be a compliment. For your daughter, however, it is a truth that serves as an indicator of where her heart is as well. For as long as you can remember, your daughter has dreamed of being an astronaut. She reads every article that she can find about the space project, she follows the news about Elon Musk and other engineering pioneers who are trying to make travel not just to the moon, but to other planets as well, a reality.
Even before the solar eclipse of 2017 was in the national spotlight, your daughter knew that she wanted to be in St. Joseph, Missouri, to watch the event. You have sat through entire meals where she has tried to explain the significance of rotation and tourque and how they effect the space program. She knows facts and figures about astronauts that most adults only learn about from documentaries and movies, and she understands that math and science classes will (more…)
Nov 19 2018