Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Tin Can Rocket, PBS, and Exciting News!

Lately my life has been a little crazy...preparing for tests, doing homework, working on projects, job hunting, bellchoir directing...etc...

So, I apologize for the lack of posts this month!

As promised, I am starting this post by showing off my awesome-to-the-max Ares-I tin can rocket that I made! The whole idea started from something I saw in Huntsville this summer...

What is this, you ask? Well, it was made by NASA engineers to help blind students "see" through the sense of touch what the Ares-I rocket will look like. None of the cans are stuck together, so students could feel the separation points! I thought it was such a cool idea, that I decided to make my own, although this time not specifically for blind students! Oh, and I taped mine together and with semi-correct markings, here she is:


Yes, your eyes are not deceiving you, this rocket is nearly 7 feet tall! Wow-za! Needless to say it was a total hit at Emerson when I took it to show the kids! Some of them were just so intrigued that they had to physically "touch" it..."Ms. Zuber can we touch your rocket?!?!" Haha...I'm so happy that a tin can rocket was able to elicit that type of response!

In other news, the PBS special that recently aired about the last space shuttle trip to Hubble was absolutely incredible!

Maybe I was just biased because I have actually met 5 out of the 7 astronauts on the mission! In fact here is a picture I took from the front row of the Marshall auditorium the day before I left of 4 of them...wow, I kinda feel like a paparazzi, haha...


Seriously, look for the re-runs on PBS because it was a great presentation!

And finally, here comes the "exciting news"...I have an interview next Tuesday! I'm probably jinxing myself by telling everyone, but I just had to let it out! Who knows what will happen (although I'm a little intimidated by the 3-hour interview, sheesh!). Even if I don't get the job it will be great interviewing experience and definitely a self-confidence booster! Thank you all for your help and support!