Saturday, October 1, 2011

When We Left Earth

I borrowed the set of DVD by Discovery Channel from work. It's the story about NASA's manned missions to space. I watched it on TV awhile ago but DVDs are much better. Anyway, the 3rd (out of 4) DVD dealt with the Space Shuttle and ISS. One of the people they interviewed extensively was Ken Bowersox. He flew on 4 shuttle missions and stayed 5-1/2 months on the ISS. They weren't supposed to stay that long however; while Expedition 6 was at the ISS, the shuttle Columbia exploded on re-entry. With the shuttle program grounded, Ken and his crew had to come back on a Soyuz.

Anyway, he sits a few rows away from me at work. I'd imagine he would have some good stories.

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