I would like to tell you about my crazy/awesome morning.

First, I woke up around 6:30am to get ready for a meeting at 8:30am. At this meeting I interviewed Dr. Mike Griffin, (Former Administrator of NASA) about the Space Shuttle Program. I am currently doing a paper for the AIAA Regional Student Conference in Cape Canaveral, FL. The paper is entitled “30 Years of Inspirations: A look Back at the Space Shuttle Program’s Impact on Life Today”. He is a great person and probably thought I was weird because I was nervous speaking with him.

 

He said “Why are you nervous? I’m nothing special.” and my thought was “Have you read your own bio?”

I decided to take my friend, Angela,  with me because I was so nervous and she had some questions she wanted to ask him. It’s a good thing I did, because she saved me a few times.

 

I then went to chemistry  class. When I got out, there were many CEOs and what I call “important people” in the lobby for the Engineering Advisory Board meeting. I went and stood with my fellow classmates from the Space Hardware Club; talking to a few of these people.

 

Next thing I know Jan Davis (first astronaut from UAHunstville) walks in. I wanted to go talk with her, but I was already explaining my project to others. I saw her go out the doors to leave and what do I do? I start walking towards the door and sprint across the parking lot.  I’m glad I did because I got to meet my first astronaut today. She gave me her business card and said she would be happy to answer my questions.

 

You never know what will happen in Huntsville. Everyday I meet someone who has played a major part in history and everyday I learn fascinating new things.

In case you are interested in more info, here are some links!

http://www.nasa.gov/about/highlights/griffin_bio.html

http://www.uah.edu/systemstudies/

http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/davis.html

https://region2.aiaastudentconference.org/content/page/welcome2012