Hi my name is Mikaiel and my career of interest is being an astronaut. I am interested in being an astronaut because I have always dreamed of working in space. In order to be an astronaut, I will have to train and educate myself to the standards of this career. These are a few steps I will take to begin for my career. First understanding space, second designing space missions and systems, third human space flights, fourth applied space systems engineering, fifth space launch and transportation systems. Also the need for physical and mental training is important. The degree to begin my career will be a Bachelor's degree from an institution in engineering, biological science, physical science, or mathematics. The opportunities of this career are, the pay and a nice job that I like. I will also be able to experience new and wonderful things. I learned about this career when watching a video about Apollo 11. When I saw the cosmonauts enter the ship, something sparked inside me. Myself and my family visited NASA (museum). That's where I learned the history of different space explorations and the different vehicles and technology that are used. I was able to see the rocks that were collected from different explorations. Ever since then, I dream about going to space, and learning, traveling, and discovering new places not known to mankind. Thank you for taking your time to read my story.
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