My Space Love Story: 1983, The Perseids and Women in SciFi
November 18, 2016
When I was ten, I was fortunate enough to witness one of the best Perseid Meteor showers. I had been watching Star Trek and Buck Rogers re-runs for months, inspired by the idea that I could someday be a space explorer myself. As I watched the first meteors streak across the night sky that night I knew that I was always going to be in love with the stars.
Today as we see the beginnings of our future, as we explore and expand out across our solar system and beyond, I remember the excitement and inspiration I felt in my heart as a kid. It's still there today everytime I look up at the night sky. I can't wait for the next chapter in humanity's space odyssey!
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