• Question: what intrests did you follow after your school life?

    Asked by daisy the dinosawr to Simon, Julia, Delma, Andrew, Alex on 7 Dec 2015. This question was also asked by Angel is FABULOUS, 249nch47.
    • Photo: Andrew Winnard

      Andrew Winnard answered on 7 Dec 2015:

      Squeak! Monkonaut Sam here helping Andrew with all these great questions!

      Both of us had the same kind of interests when we left school, and both of us have always wanted to be involved in space-based things one way or another (I think Andrew is a bit jealous that I’ve actually been to space and he hasn’t!). The main thing is an interest in discovering new things and wanting to find out what is happening in the world around you and beyond – if you enjoy being curious about these things then who knows what you might do or discover! It’s what helped Andrew to do all the great astronaut-related things he’s done (including spending time at the European Astronaut Centre in Germany!) and it certainly helped me realise my dream of becoming a monkonaut!

      Thank you for your question, and we both hope you enjoy the build up and the launch next week!


    • Photo: Delma Childers

      Delma Childers answered on 9 Dec 2015:

      Hi again Daisy and Angel! Like Andrew and Sam, I’m pretty curious and like to explore. So career-wise, I have kept up with goings-on in space and I get to ask a lot of questions and do experiments to answer those questions in the lab. For personal interest, I’ve done a bit of traveling and I have really gotten into trying new foods. I have even learned how to make different things like sushi and dumplings – it’s a lot easier than I thought it would be!