Guess what? I met a famous astronaut!
I have always wanted to be an astronaut.
Imagine how I felt when I saw Jack Hall in the mall.
He was the first Canadian astronaut in space,
and now, here he was in Edmonton!
At first I was nervous,
but finally I decided to introduce myself.
I said hello, and he immediately held out his hand to me.
When he shook my hand, I almost fainted!
I told him that he was my hero
and that I wanted to be an astronaut someday.
He invited me to have a cup of tea with him.
Can you believe it?
We sat and talked for half an hour.
I asked him how he became an astronaut.
He said that he dreamed of visiting space when he was young.
To get ready, he studied hard in school.
After he graduated from university,
he became a pilot.
Twelve years later, he got a job with the Canadian Space Agency.
After so many years of hard work, his big chance arrived!
I asked him for advice on how to become an astronaut.
"Well," he replied, "It's not easy.
You have to get a good education and keep your eye on your goal.
Now I see how important it is to do well in school.
Sometimes I don't work hard,
but in the future, I definitely will!