Damaris B. Sarria, an engineer on the space shuttle program, is aiming higher. She wants to be an astronaut. In this blog, she is chronicling her current career at NASA and her efforts to prepare for the astronaut selection process and eventually fly on the Crew Exploration Vehicle now under development. She began her blog in May 2005 and will continue it for however long it takes (no one knows when NASA will select another astonaut class, as there are mroe than enough people to fly the Shuttle through its 2010 retirement).
I wish her the best of luck. Per ardua ad astra.