Thursday, June 21, 2012
Well summer has officially started and I have just finished my first day back at Honeywell's Advanced Space Academy for Educators! Many of us met on facebook before we arrived at camp, but it was great to meet everyone in person. The teammates are so wonderful and we get to totally geek out with our passion for space science! Our first day consisted of a ropes course where we climbed to the top of a 32 foot pole, stood up, and then jumped off. It was exhilarating and pushed us all to trust one another. Then we were briefed on shuttle hardware and medical issues that may "pop" up during simulations. To wrap things up we saw the regular space camp graduate and listened to astronaut Leland Melvin talk about his journey to NASA. A wonderful dinner and dancing under the Saturn V rocket followed. It was one of the best nights I've had in a long time and I'm so fortunate to be able share the experience with these people from around the world. More to come!