Northwest NEWS

August 19, 2002

Local News

Discovering a passion for space

Sarah Combs, of Kenmore, joined 40 young women from across the nation to take part in "Massive Sky" Wider Opportunity. The group spent two weeks uncovering the mysteries of the sky, the astounding principles of flight and the awe-inspiring achievements of space exploration. The only thing the diverse young women attending the have in common is their fascination with aeronautics and astronomy, as well as life-long passions to work for NASA or to become a pilot.
   For the past three years,Combs has independently studied astronomy, learning most of the constellations. She has also focused on nebulae, with a special interest in black holes and super novas and can navigate by the stars. This past year, she worked with younger girls to earn their Sky Search badges, and her troop put together a display for the Bothell Library featuring constellations, scale models of space crafts and photos to earn their Space Exploration Badges.