10 years is a long time to wait, what are you doing in the interim?
I am loving life! We are certainly lucky to be alive during such an exciting time in the history of life on Earth: We are able to investigate terrestrial life on scales down to the femtosecond and Angstrom, as well as look to the skies in the search for evidence of life and its precursors many millions of miles beyond the planet we have called home for the last four billion years.
While going to Mars would be a most extraordinary and awesome outcome for my life, I am also really excited about knowing and getting to know so many people and places and projects here on Earth. So I’m just going to try to live in the present and try to be aware of all that happens around me, and try to make the best decisions that I can at the time!