Let’s Go To College! But First, Space!
If I got into MIT at age 16, I’d probably want to go out for a steak dinner and guilt my parents into buying me a new laptop.
Erin King had a different idea. She took the tube that carried her admissions package, fastened it to a balloon, tied on a camera, some GPS equipment and a parachute, and sent it up to near-space. 91,000 FEET!!
And it’s awesome. She’s awesome. Go try something. Get curious. Do science.
This is the best way to celebrate anything ever. I was going to treat myself to a drink if any of my recent grant applications come through, but maybe I’ll launch a rocket instead. Yes, that sounds far more entertaining.