I was sent this in an email and thought some people with the same dreams might enjoy the read .. at the very least you'll be inspired.
I found this article to be very inspiring and it makes me want to become an astronaut even more! Do you know of any more articles like this???
Okay, I have a few inspirational pieces written by astronauts, people during the interview process etc etc. Unfortunately, they're mostly emails so I can't really reproduce them here. A lot of them can be found in the archives and links of this website: http://www.ashos.org. It's a great site for any aspiring astronaut, without a doubt! Also there are a few books out there worth your reading - 'The Right Stuff' by Tom Wolfe is great. Also the movie 'Moonshot' is a must see. Another good site to visit for a bit of inspiration (with a healthy dose of reality as to what you need to get there) is the Astronaut Biographies Homepage. There you can find the biographies of all formor astronauts, current astronauts, current astronaut candidates, cosmonauts, etc, as well as links to some other really good articles and sites. These people are an amazing bunch!! Happy reading.