As first article I want to write, something about myself: I wrote about space, my greatest passion, explaining why I really like it, when did it start and what I’m doing to build my dream.
Which passions can a 15 year old girl have? Like all her same age, Celine loves the ordinary things of life, but also the most essential ones, like family, fundamental element for the existence and for the personality’s formation of every person; sport, a benefit for the body and mind; travelling all around the world discovering and comparing different languages, cultures and places. However, through all these passions, she loves two particularly which intrigues her, fascinates and impassioned her every day more. They are astronomy and aerospace engineering. Astronomy is a branch of science that studies celestial bodies, their properties, nature and evolution. Aerospace engineering carries about the planning, production and management of vehicles capable to fly in and out of the atmosphere. This passion of space was born simply as a curiosity, when she was around seven year old, during third grade. Throughout the years she became more interested in watching sci-fi films and documentaries like “Avatar”, “Interstellar” and “The Martian”, which discuss discoveries of new worlds that humankind might colonize. In eighth grade, she decided to frequent a scientific aeronautical high school that makes her become even more closer to the aerospace environment. The aerospace field contributes a lot for the global development. In this sector there’s a tight collaboration between the nations, there are no tensions, they stay together to guaranty everyone a better future. Thanks to researches and discoveries in this field, some aspects of life has improved: for example, because of materials used at the ISS (International Space Station), it has been possible to create lighter and more resistant prosthesis; in the last few years farming, communication, weather cast systems and medical instruments have been improved thanks to studies made in aerospace field. Earth is studied through satellites to protect it and supervise it checking its temperature, pollution, water contamination and climate change: all these to try to safeguard the human beings from illness, hunger and food contamination. The population is growing up and in the future, there won’t be space for all here on earth, so to extend the human existence is necessary for us to look for hospitable planets. Astronauts are examples of sacrifice and love for humanity and Earth, each day in space they risk their life for the future and for the sake of all. Celine has idols who inspire her, one of them is Samantha Cristoforetti, first Italian woman who went to space and first to set the record for the longest time a female astronaut has spent in space (199 days). The other astronaut is Scott Kelly who offered himself to science to study the effect of staying in space for a long period of time comparing him with his twin brother who, is also an NASA astronaut. Kelly set three records: for the longest time a US astronaut has spent in space (382 days); for the highest number of consecutive days in space; and for the overcoming of the 215 consecutive days onboard the ISS. This is a world that Celine would be part of: it’s a difficult path to undertake and hold up to, but maintaining bright the passion and continuing working hard she will succeed.