All of us at some stage of life must’ve been worried about what profession to choose and what to simply put aside.
Taking his career way too seriously, Jonny Kim is probably the first person in this world to become a fully-certified NASA astronaut before becoming a Harvard doctor and carrying out lessons as a Navy Seal.
A true privilege and honor to walk among the @NASA Astronaut Corps with my brothers and sisters. We know there are many qualified and deserving candidates out there – we’re the lucky ones to represent humanity. Let’s work towards a better future for our world and our children. pic.twitter.com/eUv8iSK7gn— Jonny Kim (@JonnyYKim) January 13, 2020
Now an ex-Navy Seal, Kim is the first Korean-American who can now fulfill his dream of heading to space, reports CNN.
Coming from humble roots and being born to immigrant parents was hard enough a lesson for Kim to stay focused from the very beginning.
He went on to obtain the elite military status of a Navy SEAL and served as a combat medic, sniper and navigator on over 100 combat missions across the Middle-east.
To gain more worldly knowledge, Kim went on to earn his degree in mathematics at the University of San Diego and soon followed that up with a doctorate of medicine at Harvard Medical School.
At the time of his selection in NASA’s elite program, Kim was already working as a resident physician at a hospital in Massachusetts.