Riding a rocket into space, the exhilaration of zero-g, the satisfaction of operating the Astro Observatory, the emotional impact of seeing Earth from orbit—how can I possibly describe space flight? LASP holds a special place in my heart for setting me on a path to participate in one of the greatest adventures of our time, human spaceflight. LASP is a unique place in the world of science where opportunities abound, where students are able to participate, first-hand, in some of the most exciting space research available anywhere. My time at LASP was filled with exciting research, lifelong friends, caring mentors, and strong connections to other opportunities when I left.
I hope to share with you my journey to LASP, my experiences there, what it was like to spend 26 days in space during two space flights, and…beyond.
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