Thursday, August 25, 2005


I know the posting of this image is rather late, but I wanted to share with all of you this picture of the shuttle at Edwards Air Force Base. This was taken the Sunday before it arrived back at Kennedy Space Center. It was stormin' pretty bad out there. The weather was the issue why the return of the shuttle to KSC was delayed a little. Now.....It's Floridas turn with the weather. The winds are pretty bad in South Florida right now.  Posted by Picasa

80 comments:

fishlamp said...

That is an incredible picture! Thank you so much for sharing! Incredible...

peachesncream said...

Thats a great picture! I am glad that you are following your dreams. I want to become a vet/marine bio. But it'll take me sometime, but thats my dream! Stop by my blog anytime and if you do, leave a comment! Thanks.

CONNECTOR said...

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Rose said...

Wow! That's a beautiful picture. Just visiting. Enjoyed your posts.

Anonymous said...

Nice picture.
Thanks again.

Peter Brady said...

You really post some amazing pictures on this blog.

Are you worried that the shuttle program is coming to an end?

Cheers.

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Your Trading Coach said...

Go for your dreams! You're an inspiration to us all.

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Oberonko said...

I wish you good luck ;)

Jason B. Graves said...

You have posted some great photos! I am enjoying reading your notes and look forward to more.

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『 Miharu 』 said...

wow..this is a great blog..I'm deciding about my future and still don't know what way I should go..
when I read your blog I feel u have a cool goal and it inspired me to find my own goal..^^..

wish u'll reach your dream..

Goody Nuff said...

What a great pic!! Need to get a matching pic of the shuttle at Kennedy.. The weather is apparently ready.

Ghosty said...

Now this is an interesting blog. I'm going to be following you in your adventures ... hope you make it to space! :-)

Lone Star Ma said...

This is a great blog! My little girl (9) doesn't want to be an astronaut but she wants to work on terraforming for NASA. The NASA education site told me she should pursue astrobiology and microbiology debrees, but I can't find any astrobiology degree programs to look into on the net. If you have any advice for her, I'd love to hear it!

boardgirl said...

Wow , kool blog. Going to have to keep is posted on your Journey :)

No Need for NASA said...

Hey Everyone. Damaris, I am all for your dream - and I think that it's actually wonderful! I too dreamed big and am still working toward that goal. Unfortunately, I have issues with NASA and the U.S. space program. I don't think that the government should be paying for this industry when NASA rarely succeeds in its mission without major foul. Also, the NASA budget is over $16 billion a year - I just don't think this sort of money is worth it. Check out our blog at www.noneedfornasa.blogspot.com

xanadian said...

wow, some nice pics here.

I hope you can make it to space. I've always dreamed of it, but for various and sundry reasons, that dream died some 10-15 years ago. :-P Anyway, keep up the posting!

funkgal said...

Just passing through...it's great that you are documenting such a tremendous and exciting journey! Keep posting.

Best,
PL

Biscuit said...

Damaris, I've visited your site occasionally, but have to say - I'm right behind you and want to read your first blog from Space! I envy your position and remember my last vacation in Florida in May where I swam at Cocoa beach wishing I could see and feel the shuttle launch (delayed as you know) and then flying over Merrit Island in a Piper Warrior as close as I could get to the launch site zone without getting a fighter escort out! Keep living your life to the full!

go_speed_racer said...

Are you an astronaut?
It´s true...? I can´t believe it. I live in Buenos Aires. The space for us is like that old Pixies´s CD... Trompe le monde... do you remember?

cease to resist, giving my goodbye
drive my car into the ocean
you'll think i'm dead, but i sail away
on a wave of mutilation
a wave
wave

grfgguvf said...

this image is photoshopped?
it's pretty hard to capture a lightning except with special equipment...

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Ryan said...

woah, never see lightening like that in England.

Major Tom said...

I learned from a tv show that such lightning could really come out of nowhere and harm the shuttles during launches...

Bahareh said...

How nice! I like the pic. I do too.

Shola said...

Damaris,

Nice picture, do you by any chance have one of the shuttle piggyback on the 747?

I want to fly a hang glider across the UK

Jithu said...

happened to reach ur blog today.. it was really interesting.. gr8 pictures.. all the very best to u to to reach ur goal..

penelope said...

I can't believe what you are saying about my people. Just remember that a little tolerance goes a long way. It's not my fault that I was treated with such disrespect by my boyfriend. Please stop

NS said...

Hey u r going to reach the stars.All the best.:-)

NS said...

Hey u r going to reach the stars.All the best.:-)

danny said...

coooooooooooooool snap Damaris..
keep up the good work...u r livin upto ur dreams.
post a oic of the shuttle piggy back on the boeing.
bye
regards
Danny

Simply-Dumbed said...

How Nice! Wish you good luck in you career. =)

Anonymous said...

ur never gonna be an astronaut..

Joey said...

Hey Damaris, beautiful dream you have! I hope it'll work out for you! I'll be keeping my fingers crossed!

agentorange said...

great pix
stay gold...

mt/istanbul/tr

devilnangel said...

Your Picture is so good. I so glad that you want to be what you want. I want to be a science maybe we can help together haha. My name Graph I stay in Thailand.

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Jeremiah said...

Wow, that is one amazing picture. Did you take that yourself?

indj said...

your blog is very motivating. here's to your goal --- look forward to seeing you on a shuttle in the not too distant future!

Oiki said...

Good luck!!!

A friend of mine also wants to be an astronaut he's already a jet pilot and started to study Mechanical Engineering at Texas univesity hoping to change to aerospatial engineering. Unfortunately I believe money made him come back to Mexico to work but at least he's winning fly hours. Maybe sometime you'll fly together to the moon( that sound a little romantic, but that was not my intetion!).

Good luck and I'll recomend him this blog

royalLD said...

This is a great site Damaris. I have linked to it from my blog. What you are doing is quite interesting. I am looking forward to your next post.

Elisha said...

Your a true inspiration! Best of luck with achieving your goals :) If only everyone had the courage and motivation to follow their dreams!

You post some fantastic photos as well. Looking forward to your next post.

Constantin Cocioaba said...

Superb! Thanks!

Amber S. said...

I wanted to be an astronaut for a long time as well. I have since moved on, but I hope you reach your goal! Good Luck!
Amber

Amber S. said...

I wanted to be an astronaut for a long time as well. I have since moved on, but I hope you reach your goal! Good Luck!
Amber

Cait said...

hello

Alex said...

Hi from NYC!
R2000 :O)

Tigerlilly said...

hey! i was surfing and noticed your blog...I want to become an astronaut too! or maybe a writer...

Matir Ongsho said...

how many times i have thought of becoming an astronaut... but staying in a country like ours... i realized dreams are just dreams and it'll never come into any reality.... never... hats off to u...

and i liked the way u're chasing ur dreams... keep it up... i know u'll make it one day... thanx for sharing and expressing urself so lively...

The Virtual Gamer (Hevvy Metahl in RPGMMO's) said...

I enjoy seeing your Looooonnnnnnggggg trip to space! I am also on a long carreer path and am inspired by you to work hard for my goal!

genetic said...

I think your dream is an excellent one. I think there is nothing stopping you! I wanted to be an astronaut for a long time, but then I discovered genetics, and am totally stuck on that! Good luck!

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Kinoy said...

my dream also want to be astronout..to enjoy the big creatures ..I am pretty sure that one day that dream comes true..although only working for a while in NASA..I promise to let you know then

ExBF said...

Good luck, but watch out for Sleestax...

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CESANTES said...

Damaris, me alegro mucho de que logres tu objetivo de volar al espacio, me imagino que debe ser extraordinario esa posibilidad de disfrutar de este viaje y lograr ver la tierra desde el espacio libre.
Un abrazo
Luis

Anonymous said...

Lilalu....

Adam_Cloned said...

Woah !!! Zeroed on sumone reely aspirin like me... hey, but I've had lots of other aspirations too. Now, thats the real problem, u know ! Finally I've settled for software, and it aint all that bad ! handsome pay and I njoy the work too. and these days, coz am yet to start sum reel work, I've nothin better to do; which is why I created this new blog... " DoNothinBetter ". Do find time for me too when ya hav nothin better to do. lol ! Coz then you neednt " DoNothinBetter " !!!
And dont mind me ma'm. U've got better things to do, Astronaut...

Anonymous said...

you go girl!

Stop by sometime!

MailManNetMan said...

neat photos and posts! i just gotta come back for more! amazing!
MailMan

Dakini said...

That sky looks like midday in the Saigon monsoon season!
Just quit my job to follow my dream. Good luck with yours. Your WILL will make it happen!

Mike Weasel said...

Hey, just stumbled across your blog and wanted to wish you luck. Follow your dreams! My best friend is from Merritt Island and it's a nice town.

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Alex said...

Did the storm do anything to the cape?

R2000

jenny said...

hey!! that's cool and i enjoy it very much.
thank you for sharing that pictures with us.
goodluck to you!!!

ukoons said...

What a wonderful page. My son also dreams of being an astronaut. I will share your page with him to encourage his dreams. My hope and wishes are with you to acheive your noble and brave goal.

Suzanne R said...

Stunning shot! I wish you the best in achieving your goal.

drsankalp said...

Well this is not comment on pictures or anything.
But i like to compliment you on following your own dreams thats very important in life.
Whether you sucecced or not is diffrent issue but do what you believe in.
c yaa
drsankalp

drsankalp said...

What i am intrested in knowing from you is how much is NASA working on space surgery programes?
I am really intrested in specialised aviation surgery rather than aviation medicine as i am orthopaedic surgon myself !:)

Matthias said...

I always wanted to be an astronaut, but my eyesight is terrible, it's like 20/60 vision.
Also, in response to drsankalp, as you know, there is no gravity in space. I think that null-gravity surgeries would be almost impossible because blood would just flow anywhere. Same with grinded bone and other such things.
Interesting blog. Congrats on following your dreams. I hope to become a Medical Doctor someday.

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drsankalp said...

In response to Matthias
there is already work on robotic aviation surgeries.
there is great future for space surgeries with new space station for commercial use are there in near future.

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swapna said...

I THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART FOR THE AMAZING PICTURES.
EVEN I WISH TO BECOME AN ASTRONAUT BUT HAVE VERY BAD EYESIGHT.PLEASE DO BLESS ME WITH YOUR KIND ADVICE BECAUSE UNLIKE OTHERS,FOR ME, SKY IS NOT THE LIMIT & I BELIEVE THAT DREAMS AREN'T THOSE WHICH U SEE WITH CLOSED EYES ,BUT ,THEY ARE THOSE WHICH NEVER LET U SLEEP!!!!!!
so keep up the spirit & do communicate.