Hello to All My Family and Friends!

Many of you know that From the fateful day that Space Shuttle Challenger broke apart, 73 seconds into its space flight, my DREAM has been to become an Astronaut. That was 30 years ago.  

Today, I have AMAZING news!  I have been granted a phenomenal opportunity to fulfill a life-long dream by being selected as a Scientist-Astronaut of the SeaSpace Exploration and Research Society's PHEnOM Project. This is why I am here today with this request.

An intensive, two-year training program begins in April and I need to secure funding for my training classes.  I am asking my family and friends at large if anyone can support me and help me raise funds for my training. 

Here is a description of the program and my training:
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SCIENTIST-ASTRONAUT

The PHEnOM Project’s Citizen Scientist-Astronaut (CSA) corps is comprised of talented individuals from across the world working together to create and lead an unparalleled commercial human spaceflight research program. Our corps of Citizen Scientist-Astronauts participate in a very comprehensive training program that combines didactic course work with mission- and spaceflight-specific skills training. The PHEnOM Project’s CSA program is delivered over a period of two years using a blended instructional format that combines online/web-based didactic course work with six location-based trainings (3 each year). The PHEnOM Project’s Citizen Scientist-Astronaut (CSA) Program is very similar to a hybrid academic degree program, combining multiple methods of instructional delivery, including online, home study, and “ground school” (in-person, hands-on instruction). The training flow is designed to provide Candidates with an opportunity to apply their didactic knowledge to hands-on practical application in multiple areas of operational relevance, and is delivered over a period of 24 months. Didactic courses range in length from 9 to 16 weeks, and are equivalent to 2 – 5 hours of semester credit. The course curriculum has been submitted to the American Council on Education.  As a leader within the PHEnOM Project, the CSA corps will be involved in every facet of our research programs, from grant sourcing and proposal writing to data collection and final manuscript writing and publication. While much of the research conducted will be ground-based (laboratory) or utilizing a spaceflight analog environment (parabolic flight), members of the CSA corps will also be assigned to commercial suborbital spaceflight missions.  

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My Dream to become an Astronaut has fueled my LOVE of extreme environments and space biology, engineering and space travel.  I have recently applied to start my PhD in Aerospace Sciences and hope to mold young minds in STEM Education.

Thank you so much for reading my Story and any Support you are able to give, even if it is not in a monetary form.  I appreciate YOU - all my Family and Friend's Continued Support and Prayers.  My Gratitude is Endless.