Three years ago, I received an e-mail from a 10-year-old girl I’ll contact Ann, from Brazil, my native nation, asking me various concerns. Is there life on Mars? Do you handle the Curiosity [rover]? Does NASA have a lot of technologies? Do you function with study? Do you know several scientists? Do you know the president of the United States?
I was so pleased to see a girl asking me these concerns, due to the fact that I would also have been fascinated by rovers on Mars at her age. I grew up admiring NASA’s missions to discover the solar method and wondered how they had been capable to send pictures back to Earth from millions of miles away. I was the only girl I knew who had a favored spaceship, and these missions had been the purpose I decided to turn out to be an astronomer.