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I knew from a young age that I wanted to be an astronaut.

 

So in seventh grade I decided to go the Air Force Academy, major in aeronautical engineering, become a fighter pilot, test pilot, and then fly the space shuttle. I learned as a freshman at the Academy that my corneas weren't round enough to be a pilot, which raised a question I would spend the next ten years answering: what do I want to do with my life?