10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, lift off... and I was in Space.
When I was a kid, I'd think that going to space was very easy, all it took was some good contact with people wearing a white bodysuit/an American flag and that's it.
10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, Blast off... Space was far.
Then as I grew up, people started being logical to me and I thought that folks in a white bodysuit were nothing but a folklore. And after having entered my teenage, I knew that even if these lucky chaps exist, I and my life has nothing to do with ever getting to meet them, let alone to be one among them.
But then, it was only yesterday when my dream of reaching out to space again started seeming possible to me and the reason behind this will only entertain, not disappoint you.
10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1... Go read!
But hello, this 9-year-old was a dynamic soul, just like the Guardian of the Galaxy and so he took a step further to make his dream come true.
What! What would anyone possibly write at such a tender age? Well, he wrote something good enough for NASA to actually react and respond to him.
Yes, and his CV was the most unique you will ever come across where he mentioned about his experiences with watching all the Space centered TV shows and movies. He also got a letter of recommendation from nobody but he himself, mentioned his job role aspirations and promised that he'll be a pro at NASA and understanding aliens.
He is a doer and so he gave it his best shot and it did not get drained down in vain.
This letter deserved a reply and so he got one, all the way from team NASA.
Wow, this will definitely work as a motivation for the young man and will surely push him towards working hard and making his space dream come true.
But wait, we are here to discover the way that can let us reach out to space with NASA's help coz not everyone is on the luckier side of age, as Jack is. We're old and we need different plans to reach out to space.
NASA is hosting a contest on Twitter where normal people like you and me can write to the Voyager Mission.
It is the Interstellar Mission consisting of two robotic probes, Voyager 1 and Voyager 2, to bring outer space information to NASA.
So what's the process? How can your simple tweet reach the Voyager?
Deadline: 15th of August
The NASA Voyager team and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory will then pick the best out of the rest tweets followed by a public voting that'll instil one lucky person's dream of becoming a Space Star.
When will the tweet reach the Voyager 1: September 6
So set out, tweet your way to Space and let your personalised Golden Record (phonographic record having sounds and images that represent the Earth) reach out to the stars.
Still in doubt about the structure of tweets that are eligible/acceptable?
Share the story with everyone who you think deserves to be in Space! Message me at firstname.lastname@example.org in case you wish to talk to me.