Sunday, July 29, 2007

What I've been up to...

Work has been going well. I have mostly been providing engineering support specifically for Atlantis. Some of my work duties recently changed, and I am learning a whole lot more. Endeavour is still looking to launch on August 7th and I just hope we do not get rained out. Lately we have been getting a lot of evening thunderstorms.

I am wrapping up an Aviation/Aerospace Systems Saftey class and will be taking the final in about another week. I am in the middle of another class which I will be complete with in September. After these two classes, I have only my final research to complete. (Yey!) I'm trying to get ahead in the classes right now as I will be taking a little weekend trip to Seattle this weekend. I am in a wedding and will also be visiting my sister and nieces.

On Saturday I participated in my first triathalon! I swam, biked, and ran in the 3rd annual Astronaut Family Challenge Triathalon. I figured I would try out a triathalon for the first time and make it my "warm-up" for other upcoming races. I definitely learned that swimming is not my strongest. I am more of a runner than a swimmer and my legs were certainly feeling a little weak as I had to transition from swimming to biking. I'm glad I gave the triathalon a try and I would participate in another one, but I need to improve my swimming. Here are some pictures from Saturday.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Coalition for Space Exploration - Gen Y Board Member

It has been announced that I am on the Board of Advisors for the Coalition for Space Exploration to represent Generation Y. The Coalition for Space Exploration is a collaboration of space industry businesses and advocacy groups whose mission is to educate and inform the public on the value and benefits of space exploration. I hope to bring new ideas and effective ways of communication about space exploration to younger generations of Americans.

The story was published in:

Texas A&M school newspaper: The Batt

Embry-Riddle school newspaper: The Avion article

Monday, July 02, 2007

Endeavour heads over to the VAB!!!

Busy Busy Busy at KSC

Space Shuttle Atlantis is in Nebraska and will be coming back soon to KSC.

Space Shuttle Endeavour is currently getting ready to pull out of the Orbiter Processing Facility 2 to roll over to the Vehicle Assembly Building! :)