I finished my first week of work at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. I’m going to be working in the NASA Archives until August 6. So far, it’s pretty great! Orientation was a little boring . . . there was a LOT about security, and then a lot that didn’t really apply to me, just to the 100 other interns who are all doing science-y things.
However, the actual work I am doing is pretty fun! If a bit repetitive . . . this week we (myself and the two other interns) worked on processing some papers on the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project. Some of it was very boring (old memos) and some of it was cool. There were a lot of old biographies and pictures of astronauts. The reason it was cool was because I had actually heard of them! Neil Armstrong, Alan Shepard, John Glenn . . . and a whole lot more that I have never heard of.
The rest of the summer we’ll be working on a few other things, but a lot of the other Apollo missions, so that’s good since I have actually heard of them! haha . . .
Other than work, Houston is pretty good! I do have quite a long commute, but I’ve figured out the roads, so it takes me 40 minutes to get to work and 1 hour to get home. Not bad, considering one of the days it took me 2 1/2 hours because there were 4 accidents on the way home!