Basically, I've been an Infantryman for the past 6 years, ever sience I was 17, and what with the way the army is going I've decided to get out and use the GI bill to do something productive with my life. Space has always interested me a lot but in early life I never considered myself smart enough to try to get into it (plus some other things going on that need not be relayed) so acidemically I just skated by. Now that I've been out in the world and had time to assess myself by myself, I think that i'll go ahead and aim high at being a aeronautic engineer for NASA. Now I know I have one hell of a uphill battle in trying for this, what with my horrible GPA and late start into colledge but I like to look at it as a nothing ventured nothing gained and don't mind putting in the extra work. What I don't have is any real information regarding even basically how colledge works nor especially what to do in colledge to make me a better applicant to NASA, and would like to obtain that information. My plan as it stands now is to go to the wife's hometown and enroll in a university there, not a fancy school but it's accreditaded and has good ties to Kansas University. Once in do everything I can to stay on the top of the class, and if I find success there try to bump up to KU or another better school with the long term goal to get a master's degree before even trying for a job (figure more likely to get picked up that way). Any information or suggestions would be greatly appreciated, thanks!