When I was 6 years old my first grade teacher turned on the television so we could watch the launch of one of the first Space Shuttle missions. From the amazing moment that the Main Engines ignited and my classmates and I saw this marvel of technology rise into the Florida skies, I knew I wanted to be an astronaut. On that day, so did most of the other kids in that classroom.
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