Test Pilot; NASA Astronaut: STS-120 & ISS-25;
Space Station Commander; Aspiring Poet; Inspired by quiet moments, kindness and the power of the spoken word.
1611 days ago
The 'Speed of Heat', fueled by the audacity of the human spirit! A beautiful view of the Space Shuttle Endeavour during her final voyage. Docked to the Space Station, orbiting the Earth at 5 miles (8 kilometers) per second..."And now 'tis man who dares assault the sky...And as we come to claim our promised place...Aim only to repay the good you gave...And warm with human love the chill of space." - Thomas G. Bergin, the first poem to fly in space, inscribed on the instrument panel of a satellite launched in 1961.