|The Outreach Observer||
I don’t have a scientific mind, but I’ve always loved aeronautics and aerospace – there’s no sound that I love more than a fighter jet engine thrust, apart from rocket thrust, of course.
We live in a time when it’s easy to find information on any subject, and to get in touch with people. Following agencies operating in my fields of interest on social networks has taken me to some amazing places: observatories, launchpads in the USA and Kazakhstan, manned/unmanned rocket and space shuttle launches, satellite cleanrooms, astronaut training facilities, mission control centers…
I’ve met a lot of interesting people, some of whom have become friends: scientists, astrophysicists, researchers, astronauts, astronomers, instructors, test pilots… I found out that they were always glad to take the time to answer questions and share their expertise and experience. And even though I still don’t have a scientific mind, I’ve gained a lot of invaluable, scientific knowledge, which has transformed my everyday life.
The real beauty about the space sector is that nationalities don’t come first. Mankind does.
Brigitte, French, 42 years old