Notes to self

Not gold alone brought us hither

Advice from an astronaut

To the question: "What advice would you give a 13-year-old who wishes to become an astronaut in the future?", the astronaut Chris Hadfield answered:

3 things:

  1. keep your body in shape. You get strong at the gym and thin in the kitchen
  2. get an advanced technical education, one that challenges you, at least a Master's degree
  3. make decisions, and stick to them. It's a skill that gets better with practice.