I never wanted to be an astronaut, but I looked up to one.
As a young girl, my grandmother always taught me that I could do anything I wanted. Just because I was a girl didn’t mean I couldn’t do the job a boy did. I was a tomboy. I liked to blow stuff up, fix things, play baseball, and conduct stupid experiments, such as, can I make the jump from the roof of the house to the tree — no, I could not.