Friday, December 5, 2008

A Stellar Presentation


Attended an "all-team" meeting today and had a wonderful surprise guest speaker! Dr Bonnie Dunbar - the astronaut- spoke to us for an hour about her experiences flying into space on the space shuttle, visiting the International Space Station and being weightless.

Four things I have in common with Bonnie Dunbar:

  • We are both from the Yakima Valley

  • We are both U of W Huskies

  • We have both worked for Boeing, in a field where we are outnumbered by guys.

And.....

  • We both had someone tell us we should just get married and have children instead of pursuing a career (is something in the water over there?)

Dr Dunbar's presentation was fabulous. She even showed us home video from her two trips into outerspace. She talked about weightlessness and the affects of zero gravity on the human body and she spoke of her passion for turning kids on to science and math. Dr Dunbar is now the director of the Museum of Flight. She is just a very cool and inspiring pioneer.

1 comment:

K-Falls Farmgirl Cheryl said...

You are a luck lady. What an experience. Just think I brought youintothis world too.