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....

17 comments:

Wanda said...

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

David Royall 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...

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

Me 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 :)

Shahab said...

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

mapletree7 said...

What is a gap filler?

Ajay Reddy 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...

ACTORSITE 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

USER 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 .

USER 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 .

Jeffrey, Jeff, Jack 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!

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
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Anonymous 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.

Anonymous 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!

Anonymous 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!

Shola said...

Any news lately? We've been missing you.