Wednesday, August 17, 2005


Such a great capture! Shuttle Discovery taking off in the background as an F-15 soars through the skies! Posted by Picasa

59 comments:

Anonymous said...

seriously, just give up. this is shit

rob said...

Hey "anonymous":
If you don't like it, just navigate someplace else. If you look at the other comments on this blog, there's a whole bunch of us that are enjoying it. If you don't like it, keep the juvenile comments to yourself and take a hike...

Jen said...

Awesome pic! Can you just imagine being that high up and watching the shuttle whiz by you?!

Mike King said...

Hey DBS, love your site. I added a link to it from my own blog, which I invite you to peruse from time to time. I'm an engineer working on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program, and hope to soon be working on the CEV. Take care, and good luck. mk
http://kandmking.blogspot.com/

fishlamp said...

Fantastic picture... would have loved to see something like that in person!

Christie said...

WOW oh WOW! You are an amzing person. Being an astronaut has become one of those, if I could have thought about it sooner, I would definately have done it in this lifetime kind of dreams for me! I admire any woman who has the courage to take on such a challenge! Congrats on Embry Riddle!

Froggy said...

This is an amazing picture! Those pilots must of been in awe to be able to witness this from their position! Thank you for sharing it with us!

pylorns said...

thats a neat pic.

michelle said...

Cool pic! I have this question. Its human nature to be afraid of what they dont know or understand but in an astronaut's perspective, do you ever get scared of what youre about to go through? do you train for that?

Im fascinated by it so I guess Im just curious...

Aquila said...

Pretty cool picture.... awesome stuff.

dale al gallo polluelo said...

Good luck Damaris! In Spain there is someone with the same dream...Try to do it, for all of us!!

Shola said...

Nice pictures.

Michelle in answer to your question, I'm training for a challenge which does have some element of the un-known, and just before launch, you get those feelings, but once things start happening, your training takes over.

askar said...

Awesome story!
Awesome pictures!
Awesome blog!

FUNKYBROWNCHICK said...

I love your site so much, that I've added a link to it on my own blog.

I truly think it's great that you're following your dreams and I've read your blog quite often.

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melanina said...

congratulations ! I sincerely hope we will be reading posts of you actually being the astronaut you're dreaming of.

oh, and as for people like "anonymous". as the French say, that's "quantité négligeable". besides, this person obviously is not man or woman enough to write under his/her name :-(

Nicholas said...

Amazing! It must have been even better to witness in person!

阿比,太陽 said...

you are a incrediable person.I like your site and hope everything works as you planed.
Good luck!

The Wise One said...

good luck from the Wise One.

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madeline said...

I'm just getting into blogging...but I like your site and certainly your aspirations....I hope the application goes well and just keep plugging away...you will no doubt succeed.

Dixie Ramblins said...

8-18-05 Damaris: You are on a great
adventure track in life. I wish you
well and hope that you do become an
astronaut, but a safely transported one. Question: What gives with these protective foam tiles that keep being damaged or flying off the shuttle exposing it
to melting heat as it re-enters the
Earth's atmosphere?? I cannot understand why they dont place a large protective heatshield over the tiles underneath it made of some very heat resistant materials
that would prevent debris damages and keep the tiles in place on liftoff and re-entry. Keep it up.
Dixie Ramblins@www.blogger.com

Noette said...

you rock =] lol, i love your blog , awesome job

Goody Nuff said...

I just found your Blog, Damaris! I am new to blogging, but an old space program fan.

I have bookmarked your blog so that I can follow your progress. I will be cheering for you to realize your dream.

CoverYourASSetsTODAY.com said...

Hey D!!!

I don't check out to many blogs (busy life), but I was attracted to yours because I have a son who what's to be the first person on Mar. He's about the right age. But his passions isn't quite like yours. GO FOR IT GIRL!!!
I'm happy for you.

P.S.
Don't get any energy to the fools who like to walk on everybody elses dreams. Understand...they gave up on theirs.

AmeriKaKanKare said...

This is fantastic. I am a good fan of yours. Keep up the good work.

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Lisa Phanmanee Larson said...

Fox and I Love your Blog. My bestfriend was going to pursue what you are, but she changed her mind about a year into it and decided to go into poly-Sci instead. Even though I don't know you I'm glad to see that your dreams are almost at your finger tips.

Dexarouskies said...

Hi Damaris,
I admire your goal very much of being an astronaut. It's good that you can do your degree and get reimbursed from Boeing. I will hope that all your flights be safe ones, and that you realise your dream.

I'm about to reach 50 in a couple of weeks, so I have more modest goals of just becoming a better public speaker. I do this through my local toastmasters group.
http://www.centennial313.org in Winnipeg.

Beckye said...

Hey, Damaris!

Congratulations on ERAU!! You've worked hard, and I hope that your dreams come true. You have another in your cheering section! I'll be watching your blog to see your progress.

Great work, and thanks for letting us see your progress toward your goal. You're an inspiration!

Alex said...

See just when I start to skip reading this blog due to the lack of updates... you post an image like this

And totally redeem yourself!

Incredible pic! God is a rocket...


R2000 :O)

Schroeder said...

Damaris - go for it! I think a lot of readers (like myself) grew up with that ambition. I can remember, if not the first, the latter moon shots. I always wanted to be one of those guys. It didn't work out for me - but my ambition inspired me to excel in areas that I otherwise may not have. Along the way, I found lots of other things that consumed my passion just as much.

I hope that your plans work out for you, and that you find what you're looking for.

Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

jnp said...

Cool picture Damarris.
Hey, good luck on your quest to become an astronaut ;-)
I'll be sure to look for your name on the next missions.
Have fun,
jnp, Portugal

Linda Murray said...

08/19/05 ...This is it! You are doing what many others can only dream of. I think it is fantastic that you take life by the horns and follow your dreams no matter what.

(...If only some of us had the willpower to do just that, I think the world would be a better place.)

Milleniagirl said...

What would have been even cooler would have been if you had gotten my flight on USAIR flying by also. We passed over on our way to sunny Jamaica just as it launched. Cool as shit. Besides the people in the military planes, me and the other passengers were the only people to get this view on the planet earth. Keep reaching for your dream if you so wish. Good luck and as they say at NASA, Godspeed.

kevin said...

mmmmmmmmmmmmmm.................
never been there..................
how is it feels like????

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Miguel said...

Hey Damaris! I think I've been here a couple of times before but it wasn't until today that I took my time to go through your enties. I admire you not only for your commitment to achieve your goals, but also for your courage and willingness to share this with strangers. Many many people have the misconception that a nobel prize/olympic champion/bigger than life rock star are born already being such things. Truth is they are indeed born but only with the talent and the ambition. The same idiots who post in here stuff like "give it up" are exactly the same idiots who didn't have the vision to see Einstein become "Einstein" when he was flunking math in elementary school. Not everyone has the kind of vision, nedless to say the kind of faith, needed to achieve great things... maybe because they will never achieve such things themselves. Keep up with your good work. If this is what you really really want to achieve, i have no doubt you'll achieve it. And make sure not to erase the negative comments in these entries ;). best, Miguel.

Chris W. said...

Hey fellow blogger, I like what you've done here. Certainly beats what I'm doing! These are some cool pictures, too. You've got a great dream and it seems that you have the drive, knowledge and other tools to make it a reality. I put your site on my cool links section so others can check it out. Keep pushing at your goals and dreams and I wish you the very best. May God bless you!

royalLD said...

I just discovered this blog and I join the others in rooting for you... it is great to have a dream. It is awesome to grow the dream into a plan.

Charles Decker said...

Wow that is an amazing pic huh ? Looks so serene and peaceful. Hopes you make it as well. We all have dreams but it is up to us to make them a reality. Good Luck !!

nUtZ` said...

awesome! :) keep 'em coming!

Eryn Faith said...

Good luck on your amazing dream, you never know if it will lead you to the moon or mars. you post such amazing pics of life at KSC and I look foward to seeing more of them. Good luck agian!
Erin

Spooky Sam said...

You are a very intelligent and inspiring person! I really enjoy reading about your dreams and goals. Never give up for what you believe in. God bless.

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-Patrick

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Pylut said...

That is a great picture. I started flying later in life, and am now a Captain for a major airline. I love my job, but I will always regret not starting earlier and trying for the ultimate flight. Good luck.

Xofox said...

Beautiful pic. And grood luck with your ambition, keep at it.

Sri Harsha said...

Hey ther...tht's a grt pic. U jst can't but wonder abt the techno progress we made as humans.

Good wrk.

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SUNDAY JOHN HENRY said...

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Sage Advice said...

This is just so amazing, i am awestruck at your perseverence. Be very proud of yourself. I hope your wish comes true!

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Marc Nichols said...

Nice pic. That was almost one of my buds taking a backseater in one of the F-15s that went up that day. He was down in Florida for AF Ops. I can't remember what happened, someone else ended up with the spot. Maybe it was just too awesome to let some cadet take the backseat.

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JAVD said...

love flying, so any pic is ok.

Johan

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