A Teacher-Turned Astronaut’s Recipe for ...

A Teacher-Turned Astronaut’s Recipe for Success: Remain Curious

May 27, 2021

Dorothy (Dottie) Metcalf-Lindenburger's story proves that there aren't impossible dreams. If you don't easily give up on your dreams, you could realize even the wildest ones. 

During her tenure as a high school science teacher in Vancouver, Washington, Dottie found herself on the NASA website, researching a question for a student (“How do astronauts go to the bathroom in space?”). That random inquiry led her to applying to become an astronaut, and—ultimately—to space. She took part in 15-day Space Shuttle Discovery Mission (STS-131) that she undertook in April 2010, to resupply the International Space Station.

How a teacher realized her biggest dream to become an astronaut and to go to space? What role played curiosity and luck in her success story, why we should never give up on our dreams, how our earthly concerns and joys look like from the space perspective and how close are we to space tourism - I asked retired Astronaut Dottie Metcalf-Lindenburger.

To read my interview with him tap here: https://thewisdomcollector.blogspot.com/2021/05/a-teacher-turned-astronauts-recipe-for.html

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