In grade school when the teacher would ask "What do you want to be when you grow up?", some kids would say a teacher, some kids would say a doctor, and there was always that one who would say they wanted to be an astronaut. I wonder if Jessica Mier of Caribou, Maine was that kid in class! Jessica is a full-fledged astronaut and this Fall she will be embarking on the ultimate mission: a trip to space! She was selected as one of eight members of the 21st NASA astronaut class to spend six months at the international space station.

As you can imagine, a trip to space takes a great deal of preparation. Just thinking about peeing in zero gravity and eating space food for six months makes me anxious. I could never do it! But more power to Dr. Mier for taking the next step in her career and being offered this life-changing opportunity! I can't wait to hear all about her space adventures when she returns.

Would you travel to space if given the opportunity?