Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year!

I want to wish everyone a Happy New Year and I hope 2009 is productive for what you set out to accomplish and is safe for you all. I am currently in Boston spending New Year's and it is very cold. We had some snow fall yesterday and today it is sunny (still 8 degrees F) but still a great day to walk around to see some highlights of the city.

Thanks to all those who read my blog and for your encouraging comments. Here's to 2009!!! Cheers from Boston!


sidd said...

damaris, first of all i want to wish you too a very happy 2009..
i have been an avid reader of your blog since may 2008 and love what you are doing,absolutely adore what you are doing!
your belief in your dream makes me want to be like you someday..i believe you will get what you want one day..
cheers..heres to working hard and partying harder!
your blog reader,

Anonymous said...


my name is Zoë carpenter. I am in 2nd grade. I am doing a school project about astronauts, and could i email you about what astronauts do.

Thank you,


Anonymous said...

Hey There!

Stumbled upon your blog. Very nice. Glad to see that you have great ambitions. Feel free to stop in some time and say hello at my blog: IN the mean time, aim for the stars and all else is a success.

Scott Sarria

Anonymous said...

Here is additional information about a shuttle move to the Museum of Flight in Seattle Washington.

And, here are articles on a Destiny module mock-up at the museum

Anonymous said...

hi, im 17 from Manchester England. since a childhood i have had the dream to become and astrunaut adn now i have the chance to turn it into reality. i really do want to become an astonaut but i am not sure what i need to do... i know i need a bacholer degree in a science or engineering and that i have to pass a fitness test. please could you help me an give me some tips if possible. thanx lewis

Anonymous said...

yeh i want to be an astronaut aswell, or atleast go somewhere and learn more about my theories, im also 17 almost 18, aint there anywhere in england or do i have to go to nasa in america?

Anonymous said...

"Kick One Here" Campaign Kicks Off
In Florida


"Keep One Here."

That's the rallying cry of a grass-roots group that began a bid Thursday to make certain either Atlantis, Discovery or Endeavour roosts in retirement at Kennedy Space Center.

The Smithsonian Air & Space Museum in Washington, D.C., likely will have first dibs. The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio, is expected to compete.

So is the The Museum of Flight in Seattle and perhaps NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston and Marshall Space Flight Center in Hunstville, Ala., not to mention the city of Palmdale, Calif., where the orbiters were built.

NASA in December put out a notice to gauge interest from educational institutions and science museums. The agency said it would cost organizations an estimated $42 million to ready an orbiter for display.

NASA said it would cost $28.2 million to "safe" a spaceship -- to deservice an orbiter and remove toxic propellants. Another $8 million would be required to prepare a ship for display. And it would cost another $5.8 million to ferry an orbiter to its retirement home.

Former KSC Directors Jay Honeycutt, Jim Kennedy and Bob Crippen -- the latter a former astronaut who piloted Columbia on its maiden voyage in 1981 -- all are involved in the bid to bring one of the birds to a final roost to KSC.

NASA officials at KSC will submit a proposal by March 17, and the grass-roots advisory group will meet again in mid-February to form a publicity campaign.

The idea is to display an orbiter at the KSC Visitor Complex, one of the most popular tourist attractions in Florida.

"We think that wea've got a nice place to display the shuttle, and to tell the story of the shuttle program," said Lisa Malone, director of external relations at KSC. "It's an important story to tell, and it makes sense to have one of the orbiters at the launch site."

Anonymous said...

The complete quoted Florida Today above article is at this link

Anonymous said...

Sorry, that link that I gave can not be trusted. So, here's another link to a variation of the article.

Again, I apologize.

Anonymous said...

HI my name is Neneh (Nina) and i am 15 from Australia Ever since 1st grade i have wanted to be an astronaut so i know what its like to dream. I really hope you achieve your goal, best of luck,