Tete a tete with the eagle of space
“It's quite conceivable that life will eventually spread through the galaxy and beyond.”
― Astronomer Royal Sir Martin Rees
The prosperous thinking is always switched on to decipher the hidden truths of what lives unseen. To uncover the mysteries of what lies beyond the universe the students of GD Goenka School Sec- 9, Rohini had an interactive session with none other than the space lady Sunita Williams on Monday, April 20, 2015. Williams is a world renowned astronaut of Indian origin who has brought glory to humanity by piercing the sky and making abode in space. There would have been no better opportunity to satiate the curiosity about the cosmos than being with the luminary herself. All the inquisitions of the young minds found respite in the dialogue with the stalwart. There was a discursive session related to space, career in astronomy, personal life incidents of Williams, scope of studying astronomy and other realms of universe. The answers of the space lady triggered the aspiring astronauts’ belief in space and the life beyond earth. The pursuit of knowledge was given great food for thought. Principal of the school thanked Williams and promised that more such sessions are lined up for the brains whose flight is immeasurable.
Following are the views expressed by a student who attended the session:
A Walk to Remember
By Vaishnavi, X
Well if I share about my experience, I would just like to say that the experience was surreal. Meeting Ms. Sunita Williams, shaking hands with her ,talking with her was just like a dream which came true! She also shared her experiences and showed us a video of her travel to space. The video was an amazing peep into the life of an astronaut. She shared with us the pedantic description of everything they did from brushing to eating food, using washrooms and drinking water in space among others. My excitement knew no boundaries thinking about the feeling everyone would have being weightless in space.
We clicked our photos by keeping our heads on the cardboard astronaut body. About the American Center I would just like to say that everyone should go and visit the place at least once.It was an amazing and a gigantic center. I really feel proud of myself being a Goenkan and would like to thank my school for giving me this wonderful opportunity. It was worth an experience.