Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Maybe next time

Well, the 9 highly-skilled individuals that were selected from over 3,500 applications (including mine) to NASA for astronaut have been announced. I, unfortunately, did not beat the odds (roughly 1 in >389) this time, and am not one of the happy few. These astronaut candidates are being rightly touted as the first group to not fly on the Shuttle, which is a bit of a turning point in the space program. Their average age is about 37 years old, so I've at least a few years before I reach that tipping point. It will be moot unless work prospects in my profession turn around relatively soon. Anyhow, I live to fight another day.

“It’s not the goal, but the way there that matters, and the harder the way, the more worthwhile the journey.”
~Sir Wilfred Thesiger


Becky said...


Lilly said...

"Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck." ~[the Dalai Lama]

But having said that, I agree with Becky - Drat!