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So.../sci/ I'm 37...didn't pay attention in highschool.
My wife passed away last month after taking care of her for 3 years (cancer), I've finally found what I enjoy in life and want to do.
I fucking love science! I love every branch, I love the curiosity.
I'm 37, no degree, no classes, just what I teach myself currently through discussions and lectures online.
How does someone my age go about building the ground work to get a career with NASA?
Yes, it's a long shot.
Yes, I don't have the greatest math skills.
I'm ambitious as fuck, I don't quit.
How do I integrate the characteristics I have and the passion I've found for science into a job, at such a late stage.
I constantly see 12 year old kids and shit just breezing through math, engineering.
It all seems so intimidating and I feel like nobody would take the time to work with me.
Classes seem to ahead of what I know (they require highschool cal classes, etc)
>37 year old anon finally realized he loves science, has no previous education in math or science but what I've taught myself.
How do I make this a possibility?
Looking into computer science areas mostly, but I'm also interested in an astronaut career.