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Hello MyMoon Enthusiasts!
My name is Natalie and I’m the newest MyMoon Ambassador. Not sure if this is cliché or not based on the title of this website alone, but I’ve wanted to be an astronaut since I was 3. Magic School Bus, space camp in Huntsville, flight museums, flight lessons … I kinda have a thing for aerospace. It’s not that I don’t like Earth. I do. I love all the beautiful things around me; I grew up an hour north of Seattle after all. Still, there’s just something magical about a world beyond ours, a world that not many have ever touched or seen. And this website is for the one place we humans have been outside our lovely planet,the moon.
What have I done to follow my dream? Well, I’ve had some amazing opportunities, especially since I started college at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. For one, I will have worked for NASA Johnson Space Center for a full year before I even graduate. I was a USRP intern working on material testing in fall 2009 (I got my open water SCUBA license and wrote, directed, and produced some ReelNASA videos on YouTube during that time, too). Then, summer 2010 I made the memory of a lifetime by floating in microgravity through the Reduced Gravity Flight Office’s student research program. Right now, I’m a co-op working with International Space Station data and communication systems in mission control. I only have one year left of school and after that I hope to work full-time for NASA.
But I’m not just a NASA clone. Also in summer 2010, I was a Mechanical Plant Engineering Intern for Boeing at their assembly plant in Everett. It was awesome living at home and working for such a global aerospace leader.
But, enough about my history (oh wait… this IS my bio), let’s hope the moon (or Mars… or even Low Earth Orbit) is my future. You don’t have to want the same thing to be an active member of this site. If you just think Mr. Moonie (Yes, that’s what I called him as a kid. Cute, huh?) is pretty, or interesting, or the perfect vacation spot, get involved! Tell us what you want to see!
I’ll do my best to post some interesting blogs and links here, but I doubt I can beat Chuck. You can’t beat the squirrel. Best co-worker ever.
Viva la luna!
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Hello MyMoon Enthusiasts! My name is Natalie and I’m the newest MyMoon Ambassador. Not sure if this is cliché or not based on the title of this website alone, but I’ve wanted to be an astronaut ...