Thursday, August 29, 2013

The Guy Who Came in from the Cold

Once again I will be heading south to work, but not THAT far south.  I have actually accepted an actual offer for an aerospace-related position in Houston, TX.  I will work at National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Johnson Space Center (JSC) in mission control as a Visiting Vehicle Officer (VVO), supporting flights to and from the International Space Station (ISS).  I will not start until later next month, but am already in the thick of doing hiring paperwork, background check data collection (daunting), and the usual interstate relocation song and dance.  It feels great to have gotten this opportunity at long last, and I look forward to much learning and professional development in years to come.  A door has certainly opened at an opportune time.
“Stand by the grey stone when the thrush knocks, and the setting sun with the last light of Durin’s Day will shine upon the key-hole.”
~J.R.R. Tolkien, “The Hobbit”

3 comments:

Teacher said...

Hurray for you! Glad to know you are going to be "near" instead of far.

Becky said...

Hot diggity! Back to being a REAL rocket scientist! Congratualtions.

EthanG said...

It is indeed a change of scene and vocation, but a little change of this sort is very much welcome.