Friday, August 19, 2005

Discovery is coming back home

Discovery took off from CA. about 9:00am...it will then be ferried to Oklahoma then Louisiana, remain overnight, then KSC at 11:00am Sat.

68 comments:

snakeman said...

great site. I wish that all your dreams come true.
Everyone should be so dedicated to their dreams and set goals, to achieve.
keep up the great work, i will check back for updates.
good luck.
OsiYo.. InaDv AsGaYa snakeman

Georgiapeach said...

Hi Damaris, this is a very interesting and delightful site. This is my first time visiting this page and I love it. I am not trying to offend you but I was wondering your ethnic background. As a child I've always been intrigued by space and astronauts and I still am. Please write back.

Youth Speak said...

Hey Damaris:

Your site is really awesome..You make NASA and Space seem so much cooler to a young guy like myself. Keep up the good work and wish you the best!

Best Wishes,

Joshua Murphy
Author of "Writings From a Teenage Mind"
www.youthspeak.blogspot.com

fishlamp said...

Hopefully a long, tense, and (I'm sure) tiring journey for the craft will soon come to rest... Bravo NASA and anyone else who contributed to bringing shuttle and crew home safely.

Dairn said...

Hi Damaris, I hope that we get to cheer for you one day as you launch into the stratasphere! I wrote a letter to NASA once asking them if they wanted me to join one of their crews (it is a funny letter)! If you want to read it and get a chuckle, feel free - my letters are linked from my blog site.

Keep up the good work, it's a one in a million dream!

Dairn

h0g said...

Hi there!

Great blog. Good on you for following your heart and your dreams "no matter what others may think of them" :)

Best wishes - Pete.

Alex said...

I like the tail cap they use to make it aerodynamic for the trip back.

Hi from NYC!

R2000 :O)

dave wood said...

Just discovered your site. Good Luck! Dave (England)

Bahareh said...

nice really. continue. How can I have communication with you Imean your email address?! merc biantot

PandaPanda! said...

space would say
i dont know karate
but i know cuh ray zee!

HOLLA
space pwnz

i think all astronauts or future astronauts just wanna know what it feels like to fly

woody said...

I admire your guts and determination. I hope you stay flying high for the rest of your life. Good luck.

Anonymous said...

Pete is just HITTING on u- that is why he has his photo there and he is being extra nice!! He likes u!!!

yukon said...

You have an inspiring story. Keep trying, and you will suceed in becoming an astronaut. I am prying for you!

abhorrer said...

What do you think sex is like in outerspace?

Chris said...

Excellent blog, Ms. Sarria! This was a journey I wanted to take at one point, but lacking the three Ph.Ds and Olympic gold medals, I gave up on that dream. Bah, just kidding. You sound like you are right on track, and are the envy of many readers, to be sure.

Best regards,

Chris (truthseeker)

Nacho said...

Good luck from Argentina...I hope all your dreams come true. Nice Blog

LadyNatasha said...
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ugne said...

WOW, astronaut....

_JaVieR_ said...

GOD, i really wanna be like you, lol!, in fact, my dream is to be on Mars, that's why im studying quite a lot!
i'd love to keep in touch with you. i dont know what else to say, just im impressed!

Lindsey said...

I watched the flight this morning from Louisiana to Florida, and it was simply amazing. I couldn't believe they had a space shuttle perched on a 747 like that. Craziness!! Well, good luck with your pursuit!

Doctorchris said...

Goodluck with your Mission
Keep the DREAM

Ox said...

Great blog! I wanted to go into space myself but not near as much as you want to go! Do it for everyone who has dreams but most of all, do it for yourself!

Cal said...

Not to be mean or anything but how many of you watched the re-entry of discovery just to see if it would blow up p.s damaris don't quit

Shola said...

Please post a picture of the shuttle piggyback on the 747.

Thanks
I want to fly a hang glider across the UK

Kelly said...

Hello! My name is Kelly...I'm 18 year's old and I'm about to start college. I want to study astronomy, aeronautics, and other thing's such as those. I'd love to talk to you about what you do and how you're getting there. So, if you could e-mail me at x0glamorous@yahoo.com or talk to me on my AIM screen name, x0glamorous. Please get in touch!

x0
kelly

Eddie said...

lol

dazolt said...

hi!
it's amazing what're u doing !

keep going :)

d.

cgull said...

Great site. Keep it Up. I was just wondering, instead of each country trying to explore space, why can't they pool the resources together, the talent, the money, the knowledge etc., and explore it together. I think this is the only way humans can go the farther reaches of space. Otherwise, it is just every country wasting money and achieving a little. United Space Organization (USO) like the United Nations.

jose luis said...

hey, i'm becoming an astronaut too. that's a huge coincidence. i'm moving to austria as my first step. i guess that after a while i'll become an austrianaut. i hope it's not too difficult.

St. Valdez said...

hello, I live in Altus, OK, hoem of Altus AFB, where the shuttle stopped to refuel last week. I was on my way out of town before the shuttle took off, but was able to snap a couple of photos of it taxing out onto the runway. I could email them to you if you would like to have them. Just let me know.

st. valdez
saintvaldez@gmail.com

I enjoy your site.

Banco de Imágenes Gratuitas said...

Hi!

Me llamo José Luis

Estuve leyendo tu BLOG con la ayuda de un traductor, por que yo no entiendo mucho tu idioma.

Pero muchas felicidades por ese valor que te caracteriza.

Eres una mujer muy valiente.

Regreso a leerte pronto, Bye!

Chris said...

hey damaris
My name is Chris and I am 14 years old. I have the same dream as you do. Maybe we can talk sometime.
My email is chrish110 at msn.com. I wish goodluck to you and I hope to follow in your tracks.

Chris said...

Hi it's Chris again, by the way, just incase you wanted to know, my blog is at chrish110.blogspot.com!

David Corking said...

The piggy-back journey is fascinating. Does Burt Rutan's SpaceShipOne remind you of the orbiter on the 747?

Since you will soon be an astronaut, you might like to meet up with like-minded souls at Ecademy Space Exploration.

http://us.ecademy.com/club/Space+Exploration

We are a new web forum, and starting to get some coverage of the alternative careers for astronauts, such as Space Adventures and Bigelow, as well as unmanned exploration like Transorbit.

Please bookmark us to follow our postings, and consider joining to participate. We would love to have you as a member.

Michelle said...

Good luck to you! It's great to see a woman in science. You rock!

mark said...

Damaris,
Hi from Jacksonville FL! "becominganastronaut" was listed on the blogger main page, I had to check it out. Last week I read an imaginative little SciFi book about space flight and zero gravity: "Ender's Game". This week I started rock climbing.
http://www.noseriouslytryit.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

Great site! One of my best friends is hoping to one day become an astronaut too, but she's only 16, and a sophmore in high school. Good luck, and follow your heart!

Arsh said...

You've got such a cool blog lady!

Erik said...

Hurrah for wanting to become an astronaut (a goal of mine, too)! :)

CollegeDaydream said...

I'm in college and have a good friend whos all about the same dream. Alot of people doubt him, but I know he'll do it. I asked him about potential risks in being an astronaught and he mentioned you can die by falling off the couch. Rock on.

danny said...

hi damaris!!!!!!1
long time no news.....hope evrything is fine.....where r ur updates.
love
danny

Driving Instructor said...

Nice picture, hope you achieve your dream, I'm an instructor, but can't help with spacecraft!

Rashdan said...

Dear Damaris, came upon your blog in Blog of Note. Coincidentally I have been shortlisted and am going for my physical test this coming September 3, for my country's first selection of potential astronauts to work in a venture into aerospace. Wish me luck!. My new motto in life: "Why reach for the sky when you can aim for the stars". See you at the ISS soon :)

surfbettie said...

You have done a blast off job with your site, wishing you continued success!

AakASH!!! said...

Great dream Damaris! I wish thee all the luck! Get Set Go!!!

Adelaide said...

Good luck Damaris! I'm at a different stage of my life, but still remember the excitement of being your age and having the world in front of me. :-)

JM2 said...

Hi Damaris, I really think that you have many good dreams and that all your wishese to be an astronaut will be true in a not far future. Your blog is nice and I wish the best for you. Take care nice lady.

Alex P said...

Good luck babe.......
Hope you achieve your dreams...

Billy Jones said...

I hope to watch you on TV someday, perhaps on a spacewalk or something really cool. Keep the dream alive and know we're pulling for you.

Kary said...

What I really like about you (from what I gathered on the site) is that you have this dream and you aren't going to keep it just a dream...you've turned it into a goal and getting there step by step...it's a passion and I admire you for it! May all your dreams come true!

Deety said...

Came across this by accident... I really like it...

ps: next time you go to work any chance of hitching a ride.... I am sure that shapceship sharing will help cut down polution alot more than car sharing...

B B Ganapathy said...

Gr8 site. Hoping all your dreams come true. One day Imite say that I know an astronaut!!

zisa said...

well there!!
if there is the will there is always the way.keep aspiring!!
good luck!!

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Bryan Rodman said...

You are a huge moron and will never be an astronaut. No one likes you, you will never be hired for any job of relevancy in society. You are virtually useless, like an emo kid

Damaris B. Sarria said...

So it's comments like the one that Mr. Bryan Rodman just wrote that actually motivate me to keep going. The fact that he has said I will never be hired for any job of relevancy....DO YOU GUYS EVEN THINK HE READ THAT I CURRENTLY WORK AT KSC??? Or you think that he has "googled" me to look at all the research I have done to get me where I am today. It's people like him that I would like to show everyone, that yes, they make you doubt what you want to do. But you can either give your dream a shot and not listen to them... or do nothing like them. It all matters in how strong you are as a person. Its your life.... you make of it what you want.

So please.. for those who have negative comments, please refrain from posting them.. or just simply navigate away from the page.

Thanks. Damaris

Rose said...

Keep your dream alive. Don't let any negativity sway you in any way. This is your pursuit. Push on and many blessings. Enjoyed your journey.

Girl With An Alibi said...

Damaris-

I'm glad you don't let negative fools get you down. Today, I want to dedicate a song to you. Go to
http://www.creativealibi.com/Songs/songs.html and click on the yellow note.

It was written by me and my writing partner. I think it speaks directly to your dreams. May all your stars align... God Bless.

Kurt Schroeder said...

What were the major accomplishments for the last shuttle mission besides:

1. Coming back
2. Pulling some cloth
3. Bringing home garbage from the ISSI.

Honestly. The media never reported anything else.

To my thinking, NASA has been wasting a lot of money trying to keep the shuttle going when they could be persuing other technologies like a space elevator or something else like normal rockets that don't land like an airplane.

Best of luck in your career. BTW - What is your opinion of private outfits like Scaled? Maybe they could use your talents, too.

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