Written by Zack Gunderson
One of my favorite parts of the research trip were the people working at NASA. On our days off we made little explorations around the Air Force Base and Kennedy Space Center, moving around wherever our badges would permit. Time after time when we ran into a NASA employee, whether it be in the elevator or gift shop, they would offer to give us a tour of their work area and into places where our individual clearance wouldn’t allow us. From giant pieces of space equipment, to famous launch sites, to inspiring speeches about plans for Mars, we were exposed to the culture, creativity, and vision of NASA.
Thank you to those NASA employees that took time out of their day to show a few med students something incredibly special. I will be forever be enamored with the thought of space travel.