Late last year, I submitted a video application to attend the 2012 International Aeronautical Congress. This 15 seconds of fame was recorded in the hope of joining the young plenary to flex my words on sociable science. Someone liked it.
So last week I submitted my round 2 application, which was a little more lenient in its three minute timeframe. While optimistic and thankful for my wonderful contributors, it will be another 6 weeks before I hear back.
For now I’m going to archive it with other video applications. There are memorable ones, like the failed application for the ‘Best Job in the World’ in 2008. At least I can add the footage of me jumping off the roof of my parents house into their pool with ‘Vanessa’s Best Hits’.
I was more hopeful about the ABC3 kids TV presenter application in 2009. But I still haven’t heard back.
Perhaps the world is thankful that I’ve spent the last few years in video application hiatus.
Could I emerge victorious and head off to Naples in 2012? It’s in the hands of the world’s greatest astronomers and space scientists.
I’ve uploaded the video here for the enjoyment of the kind astronomers, space scientists and tweeps who contributed. Thank you! Some sound and image quality is quite poor, but I guess that comes with recording Skype conversations and not having an external microphone on my computer. Enjoy in small doses.