I dream big and constantly follow my dreams. If you would have told me 2 years ago that I had even the slightest chance of getting into a service academy I would have laughed in your face. But for me it was the other way around. When I told my high school physics teacher that I had been appointed to the USAFA he was in complete disbelief. Keep in mind he was one of my teacher recommendations directly to the application. So I do not let status quo keep me from pursing my dreams. And that is why I want to be an astronaut. People say in 10 years there will be no need for astronauts or there wont be enough money in the nasa budget for space exploration. Do you know what I say? "we'll see" Is anyone else seeking a career in space exploration?