One of the most common childhood dreams is to become an astronaut. We had an amazing opportunity to talk with someone who held onto that dream and never let go of it, despite facing hardship and rejection.
Paul Richards was a part of one of the first teams to visit the Space Station, he worked on servicing the Hubble telescope, and he received the NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal in 1994 and the Certificate of Recognition for Patent Application in 1996.
In this interview with the Dream Share Project, Paul shares the inspirational story of achieving his childhood dream. He is an excellent example of the commitment it takes to achieve your dream, especially a dream as grand as traveling to space and “slipping the surly bonds of earth to touch the face of God.”