My mother’s cousin from New Castle, PA, Dr. Drew Morgan, was just selected to be one of the eight new astronauts for NASA. This group, which includes four women, are headed to an asteroid and Mars.
I can’t believe that someone I know is going to space. My dream as a child was to be the first astronaut concert pianist poet journalist — and this was something the adults in my life actively encouraged. I imagined playing recitals on a floating piano, reading poetry inspired by zero-gravity, and reporting everything that happened to our crew to a webcam that was broadcast live to earth.
Though it seems a little too late to perfect the piano-playing skills and mathematical abilities that would render this dream attainable, I still can’t wait to interview Dr. Morgan and follow his experiences with NASA as part of the next generation of space explorers.