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jtotheizzoe:

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.

(by virtualErin)

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.

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    Earlier this year, Erin King received her acceptance letter from MIT. Most kids would be excited, proud, and relieved....
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    Go try something. Get curious. Do science. Get visited by Homeland Security.
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    No word on when King will be building herself a flying suit of armour and joining the Avengers Initiative, but surely it...
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