I received the following email and press release today:
Up until 2nd grade, I wanted to be an astronaut. I remember waking up early as a young child "to watch the rockets take off"; it must be the Apollo shots I remember. What changed in 2nd grade? I learned there was no oxygen to breathe in space, and I decided on being a fighter pilot instead. I kept that dream for another 10 years, until going to West Point.