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Ann P.

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London

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June 27, 2011

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Please tell us about your interest in spaceflight

I’ve been fascinated with space since I was a child, probably due to a mix of things. My Dad was interested in astronomy, I loved the Sky at Night and I watched various sci-fi programmes. (I’m still a Doctor Who fan). However I think what really got me hooked was watching the coverage of Apollo. I knew quite a bit about astronomy as a child but I haven’t kept up with it really, although I do a bit of eclipse chasing. I did physics at university and enjoyed astro-physics the best. Some time in the 80’s I heard on the news that the shuttle had landed and I didn’t even know it had taken off. I decided I ought to keep myself better informed and found a magazine in a news agents which led me to the BIS and I’ve been a member ever since. I’ve been to Space Academy in Alabama twice, and really enjoyed a whole week of playing at being an astronaut! I even applied in the latest ESA recruitment as I technically met the minimum requirements, although I knew I didn’t seriously stand a chance.

Please tell us one interesting personal fact about yourself

I have a private pilots licence

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I work in computing, in Croydon.


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