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Astronaut Candidate Interviews - Shannon Walker
11.11.04
My, uh, father was a professor at, at the University of Houston. So, uh, it, there was always an emphasis on school when I was growing up. It was always expected that we would do well, which was not actually a big problem because we, I enjoyed school. I liked learning things. I liked solving problems and, and doing my homework. I realize a lot of kids don't like that, but I, I always enjoyed going to school. And so, and learning things. So, uh, I guess, uh, I can't really point to a single incident or teacher that inspired me. But, there are so many that have had an influence on my life to learn new things and, and really look at, look at whatever subject we were studying in, in a variety of ways.