Today was my grandma’s first time on the Internet. She finally ventured there after many hours glued to The Weather Channel and CNN hoping for a glimpse of anything Mission 31, but she kept missing the segments. So my uncle Joe kindly lent her an iPad, and Vince the pizza guy next door let her tap into his wifi (thanks Vince!). And soon she was viewing the Mission 31 live feed! As soon as she accessed it, she said I smiled just at her!
When I was two years old, my grandma spent a month helping me overcome my fear of getting my face wet. She then gave me swimming lessons until I was a fish in the water. Thanks grandma! I wouldn't be here without you!
Grace Young (B.S., MIT, Ph.D, Oxford) is an ocean engineer, aquanaut, and explorer currently working at X. She lived underwater as a scientist and engineer on Fabian Cousteau’s Mission 31, and is a National Geographic Explorer.