Saturday, September 10, 2005

A busy week...

I was extremely busy this past week. I have been helping with failure analysis on the gap fillers. You want to know something cool?? I actually held in my hand the two gap fillers that were taken off in orbit! The team is analyzing the reasons why the gap fillers were protruding as well as implementing new methods on how to install gap fillers. I would post pictures up, but I got a virus on my computer and am try to clean it all up. For the mean time, I'll just be updating what I've been doing. Till next time....

31 comments:

Wanda Tucker said...

That is so cool. I love hearing your adventures. Thanks.

royalLD said...

It must be like being onboard the Nina, the Pinta, or the Santa Maria; not knowing how what you are doing today, will have an affect on history. Best wishes and Godspeed to you Damaris. We wait and watch has you take us into the future...

FK923 said...

Your blog is so exciting!
You have enviable experiences every day.

I want to know how were the astronauts checked their health in the shuttle?

I'm Japanese. Can you understand my English writes?

Shola said...

Good to see you are enjoying yourself.

Do you have any pictures of the shuttle piggybacking on the 747?

I want to fly a hang glider across the UK

Eileen the Jellomonster said...

Hi Damaris,

Very cool blog! I have a 7 year old daughter who wants to be an astronaut too. She loves math and science, and I plan to nurture that as much as possible. Now if we can only deal with the ADHD.

Eileen the Jellomonster and Fellow Texan :)

Grapho said...

Good for you in chasing your dream and, if professional golfing doesn't pan out,you can fall back on the space thing. ;)

I have always been fascinated with outer space. I did a space theme room for my son that includes glow in the dark stars, planets,asteroids and the orbiter.

I also have the astronomy picture of the day (apod)link on my meager but developing blog.

All the best!

Shahab said...

hi nice weblog it is such a amazing blog i have ever seen .
shahab

Tess said...

I think thats really cool and you have a great blog.

mapletree7 said...

What is a gap filler?

ajyrds said...

Hi,
You are in such an enviable position...i'd really love to be around where you are...would do anything to be there...really...

Bruno Amato said...

I'm trying to live my dreams too in Hollywood and being a working actor, but you've set your sights on something really great! Continued success! Bruno

California_Freebies said...

Wow! You are an inspiration for me!

JP said...

Good Luck!!!

Duke Music said...

Are you planning on working for an advanced degree or training to be a pilot? What is your strategy with this "I want to be an astronaut" dream besides getting a job at Boeing?

SAVAGE GARDEN said...

It is good to chase your dreams, nobody can blame you for trying ( duke will )
nice blog too, I want to learn to put pictures on my blog .

SAVAGE GARDEN said...

It is good to chase your dreams, nobody can blame you for trying ( duke will )
nice blog too, I want to learn to put pictures on my blog .

isikalz said...

just browsing byyy. good luck with the virus bit. i hate viruses. their ugly. um.. lol. haha and good luck with the team, trying to install those wee gap fillers. WoOt robots arms! =D

MAR007 said...

Wow! Your blog is awesome! I bet being an astronaut must be great!

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max said...

I <3 gap fillers! If you ever do become an astronaut, be careful.

Richie said...

Your blog is really inspirational to me as I am just about to leave school and choose a career path. It hasn't helped me decide, but it sure has inspired me to get what I want! Good luck and all the best!

David Corking said...

Great posting. I bet you learned a lot from being in the gap filler team.

duke music: To answer your question, you could read further down the blog to see that Damaris has enrolled in a part-time masters degree at Embry Riddle http://damarisbsarria.blogspot.com/2005/08/erau-here-i-come.html

Best, David
Commercial space exploration in less than 10 years at Ecademy Space Exploration. Join in.

FanaticTelephones said...

Your posts are so awesome. I' also have dream and i'm slowly achieving it. Square foot by squarefoot. please take a look at it. It's http://www.my-glorious-world.blogspot.com

EMTINO said...

I've just started to read you story and it is fascinating. Please check out my blog: "From the Pan to the Fire," as I too am on a career journey. Yours is much more ambitious and exciting, but I am pretty jazzed about mine.

Good Luck, and I hope to hear from you soon.

AS said...

always a joy to read your updates Damaris... shame about the pictures would have loved those.

AS said...

http://www.nasa.gov/vision/earth/lookingatearth/h2005_katrina.html Did you come across these Daramis?

AS said...

and lets hope you are one of the 4 going to the moon scheduled for 2018 - how exciting!http://starsoverkansas.org/archives/152

Angela said...

Good luck with Embry Riddle. I'm in my third year of undergrad work there working towards a BS in Space Physics. It's an amazing school, worth every penny. I am astounded every day with the quality of my education, and the people who are teaching us. The resources here are incredible, and you'll love it.

One question - why Human Factors? If you want to be an astronaut, an HF masters won't be too relevant. You'll be learning a lot of psychology with a teeny bit of math thrown in. What I'm doing, and what they tell you to do if your intentions are to become an astronaut, are to get a Masters in Aerospace Engineering or Space Studies.

Good luck!

tinycanadian said...

Hey, I'm studying some astronomy in the hopes I can do astrobiology if my other life plans don't work and I love reading your site! I've always had a special interest in space. Good luck at Embry!

Driving Instructor said...

Any news lately? We've been missing you.

John E said...

Hi there, I'm doing some research on Freud's Theory of Dreams and came accross this post. Enjoyable read, see you again