Guys, I'll bet there's somebody here, or there that dreams of becoming an astronaut... Mine including... But... now, it seems that I don't want this to become just a dream anymore... Well, I'm in college, and there's no way a student will be picked... but still, right now, my family members are now offering me options to get the credentials needed that I can pursue after graduation... My undergrad degree is a preparatory course in medicine... BTW My dad's first suggestion is to pursue my first dream, which is to become a pilot. he's a pilot too, and right now, he recommends me to take commercial aviation, or if by some chance I didn't become an airline pilot, he'll take me as his co-pilot in a company owned aircraft he's flying today... Then pursue medicine His second suggestion, is to pursue medicine after graduation. My uncle is in Adelaide University right now (where astronaut Dr. Andrew Thomas graduated), pursuing his PhD in Physics (after his Masters degree of the same subject in the same school). My uncle is also supprotive of the idea, and he offers to handle legal documents and scholarships that I can avail. And like flying, medicine is also in my field of interests since childhood... either way, both are within basic requirements for astronaut candidacy... Pretty ambitious for a guy like me... Living in a country where people think that a Filipino Astronaut is next to impossible... even deemed as ridiculous... I know that for now, I don't have to worry about these choices. But right now, I'm now wondering which of the two will offer the best chance... What started as a simple watching of a movie (its the film adaptation of Apollo 13 BTW :-D)now became what could be my life's goal... Both are tempting, both are challenging, but I have to choose... So guys, any advices? Especially to the NASA folks out there?