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.
1819 days ago
Happy Birthday America! 235 years, and you still take our breath away! The Space Shuttle Endeavour climbing up the long delirious burning blue with ‘Old Glory’ standing watch as a beacon to every soul yearning to be free. Though ‘Thank You’ seems horribly inadequate to say to servicemen and women, veterans, patriots of all nationalities, and to everyone that is courageous enough to take a stand in life so that others may breathe free…Thank you! "Tis fine to see the Old World and travel up and down…Among the famous palaces and cities of renown…To admire the crumbly castles and the statues and kings…But now I think I've had enough of antiquated things. So it's home again, and home again, America for me!...My heart is turning home again and there I long to be…In the land of youth and freedom, beyond the ocean bars…Where the air is full of sunlight and the flag is full of stars.” T minus 94 hours...and counting...Godspeed Atlantis!