Astronauts wear many hats. They are scientists, explorers, and public advocates for the advancement of science and technology. In my entry video for the student astronaut contest I mentioned that I have the ability to speak to anyone on any stage, so I decided to put my money where my mouth is and host an AMA on a few Reddit sub-forums ( here and here ) . For those of you who don’t know AMA ‘s (ask me anything) are open forums where Reddit users can ask a person (or a group of people) anything they want. I got some really good questions from other Redditors , but here are my favorites:
What inspires my dream of becoming the first African American to walk on Mars and what advice would I give to younger students:
Robotic exploration vs human exploration:
Should we go back to the moon first:
A question from a fellow Aaron:
And finally because I bleed orange:
Don’t forget to keep liking and sharing my entry video for the student astronaut contest!