|The Space Suit|
After lunch, we had another guest speaker, Dr. Don Thomas. He is a former astronaut who has been involved in four space missions. He started his presentation with a very motivational story of who he became an astronaut. NASA rejected him three times, yet he never gave up. Instead, he added to his background by doing the little things. I loved his story because he followed his dream and never gave up hope. After the heartwarming story, he talked about what it is like to be in space. His words were so descriptive that I could feel myself there. I noticed that he said that NASA has about four or five backups to nearly all the equipment that is essential to keep the mission going. It made me think about how Don Thomas did everything to make his dream come true. I believe that we can only move forward in life and science if everybody tried their hardest and never gave up. We had a short break while they set up for the next phase the presentation. Nearly all of the students stayed inside to speak with Don. He took out an astronaut suit and some space food.
|Living The Dream|
I had to rush to my dorm and change after class because a group of about 15 students was going to go play soccer. It was really fun getting to be in the sun, which today was not causing too much problems. Minutes into the game, I noticed how long it has been since a good workout. But I was not going to give up, especially since we had a whole lecture on not giving up. I was extremely exhausted after two hours of playing, barely being able to walk. I met even more people today, especially since nearby joggers were joining our game throughout the game. If I remember correctly, two of them were on the Drexel soccer team.
Every day teaches new lessons. Today’s was not to give up. I wait for what tomorrow’s is going to be.
|My Lab Partners And Don,(if you can't tell which one is Don because we all look really young, he is the one in the middle)|