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Of Astronauts and Role Models

A guy that I worked with in the lab last summer is back up visiting from his job with a NASA contractor in Texas. He just told me a story about how he ended up getting a ride to his car from Eileen Collins on a rainy day. I had to glare at him, especially as he still has not gotten me an autograph from one of the chief role models from my childhood. I should have told him that the best I’ve got so far is getting a letter sent to me personally from Kathryn Thornton when applying to graduate schools.