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19 Sep 2013

Making The Most Of Your Time In Prison - Part 3

My last example is Thad Roberts. He is the main character in Sex on the Moon, which I mentioned in the opening of this post. His dream is to be the first man to walk on Mars. The buzzword at NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) now is Mars. Everybody’s talking about Mars. In the 1960’s, it was all about the moon. The sixties culminated in man landing on the moon for the first time on July 20, 1969. To date, man has landed on the moon six times. Each time we collected moon rocks and various samples.

The beginning of Thad’s life was poles apart from NASA and space. His family was extremely religious. After Thad made what is really a small mistake (if one can even call it a mistake), his family banished him. Forced to fend for himself, Thad had to get a job to put himself through college.

When he reached the end of his diploma, Thad still didn’t know what he wanted to do with his life. Fortunately, the university had an office where students could research would careers were available in the big bad world. For hours, Thad sifted through files, from A to Z. He brushed through astronaut, thinking it was a pipe dream. When nothing else caught his eye, he started seriously considering becoming an astronaut. He returned to the drawer marked A. He read the file and documented what he needed to do. He continued his research off campus, and decided that he would need to learn new languages and various skills, such as scuba diving. Self-funded, self-motivated and often on his own, he learned the skills he needed. Then he applied for a co-op position at the Johnson Space Center, which is a stepping-stone to working at NASA. The JSC accepted Thad, before they even interviewed him.

Making The Most Of Your Time In Prison - Part 1
Making The Most Of Your Time In Prison - Part 2
Making The Most Of Your Time In Prison - Part 4
Making The Most Of Your Time In Prison - Part 5

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