Vanessa Wyche waited for the data, mesmerized by the fact that it would be beamed down from space. It was her first experiment in microgravity, and the first time she truly understood the complexity of designing something to work in Earth’s orbit.
“I’m in the control room with the scientist receiving the data, and the excitement of it actually being what we hypothesized,” she said. “See, I’m a science geek so you’ll have to bear with me. We hypothesized X was going to happen and it happened. That was it. Hooked thereafter.”
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