Astro Skye’s Dream

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Skye Schwartz/Astro Skye

Ever since I was four years old, I was set on being a famous singer. No questions asked, that was what I wanted to do. There was no changing my ways. Just as I thought my story could not be changed, it changed in a way that altered my whole view on the world, literally.

On March 28, 2013, my family and I were heading to St. Augustine when my dad mentioned going to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC). The next thing I know, we were at the gates of KSC. In big blue letters the word “EXPLORE” was sitting on top of the entrance gate, with seven rockets sitting behind it.

The moment I walked through the gate and saw those rockets, I knew I had to do that. Now let me clarify, I did not know what “that” was at that moment. We spent the whole day at KSC meeting the people and astronauts. By the end of the day, I was walking out of KSC in a blue NASA astronaut flight suit. That is what I wanted to do: I wanted to become an astronaut.

Two and a half years later, I am at ERAU studying Human Factors and Mechanical Engineering with a focus in Biomechanical Engineering, as well as minoring in Space Studies. I am involved as an officer and member of multiple clubs and organizations, in several projects (some involving NASA), and working towards my ultimate dream of becoming an astronaut.

I now manage my website and social media sites, interacting with people from all around the world sharing my love for and knowledge of space. With over 2,500 followers and growing, Astro Skye has become my life.

Follow me on my journey from looking up at the planets and stars to looking back on Earth while standing on Mars!

Contact me through skyeschwartz.com, on Facebook at Astro Skye, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, or Vine at Astro_Skye.