Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Wednesday, March 07, 2007
Story has inspired me last night when I discovered this documentary movie about him "Before he became an astronaut, Story Musgrave was a mathematician, a chemist at Kodak, a trauma surgeon and a pilot, an experimental parachutist and later a poet and holder of a degree in literature. He has the longest career as an astronaut worldwide and he flew into space more often than anyone, 6 times. He went on his last mission in 1996, at age 61, to conduct several walks in space. He is a father of 6 children… "
He is a great person. He never stop learning over 30 years. After reading his biographical data on NASA website, and visiting his personal website, so last night I decided to post "Quit space? No way!" and I mean it.
Thank you Messerschmid and Story, you are my favorites astronauts beside Sergei Krikalev :) I also want to thank who supported me in last two weeks either by sending me emails or leaving comments on my blog. Your emails and comments helped me to be stronger and back on the track.
Wednesday, February 21, 2007
I am not in my best moments now. I feel down these days because I don't see my long-term plan will last. Russia is great and I am doing good in my language course. The Russians I meet are surprised that I speak good Russian without any accent. Yeah, I am surprised myself to hear that. Anyway yesterday I was really upset. I wanted to quit everything, Russia, Astronomy Department of KSC, SGAC, SEDS, and my blog. Yes, quitting space! I tried to sleep over it last night and hope to wake up the next morning and feel all better. But I still feel hopeless. I wonder why I like to struggle and fight.
I will give myself some time to think about the final decision of giving up my dreams. I will let you know.
Saturday, November 18, 2006
I am almost done with my Krikalev New Year's resolutions because 3 are down. I did them in last September and October. I attended Space Generation Congress and International Astronautical Congress in
Then I went to Space Expo in Noordwijk, Netherland where my ham radio friend Cor (PD0RKC) was waiting for me there and gave me little wooden Dutch shoes. I never met him before and he is the one who helped me on how to contact the International Space Station (ISS) via radio. In the exhibit there was a big Zvezda module of ISS. Of course I played a short roll of being an astronaut: using a glove box, and sitting on the toilet, it was a bit fun hanging out in fake Service Module. Then we went to Amsterdam and took a boat trip on
Thursday, November 16, 2006
Kuwait National Radio Observatory project is finally approved by Kuwait Science Club. I am happy for Jasem, the project director. I met Jasem through my blog on which he contacted me to help in the project. Since then we start to improve the astronomy department and having new activities for astronomy and space. And I am happy to see the first radio telescope in Middle East will be finished in next year.
Wednesday, November 08, 2006
Thursday, October 19, 2006
"You are adventurous! You have to be a realistic! Don't go to
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