海莉·阿塞纳克斯:最年轻的飞往太空的美国人

29岁的海莉·阿塞纳克斯将成为有史以来最年轻的飞往太空的美国人。她是一位骨癌幸存者,现在左腿上还有金属植入物,作为医护人员的她将搭乘太空科技公司SpaceX的猎鹰九号运载火箭和龙飞船开展太空旅行。这次机会由美国亿万富翁贾里德·伊萨克曼提供,年底前他将与三位旅行者一起完成这项全由平民承担的航天使命。
I got a phone call pretty much out of the blue in early January and um it was from Saint Jude and they told me the background of the mission and then they basically said, Do you wanna go to space and immediately? I said Yes, yes. Absolutely. I actually got to visit Nasa in Houston a few months before I was diagnosed with cancer and whenever I got to see where the astronauts trained like, of course, I wanted to be an astronaut um but then a few months later, I was diagnosed with cancer and it really changed my. World and ever since I was treated at Saint Jude, I wanted to grow up and work at Saint Jude. That's probably the most exciting part of this mission is that we are opening up. uh this cruise selection process to everyday people. Um you have uh folks walking around today that that don't realize in 30 days from now, they're gonna get fitted for a space suit.

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