The glory of friendship!  ‘Spike’ & ‘Tike’ reunion tonight…so excited to spend time with my friend, mentor, and hero…

A photo from our STS-120 mission aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery, getting ready to ‘walk  in space’…if I only knew what was coming for us with that solar array repair.  I look back on that now with such fond memories.  The confidence and poise in Scott’s steady leadership; and the genius, innovation, and daring of our Flight Director, our Mission Control team, and the Mission Evaluation Room (MER)…it’s the stuff that dreams are made of, for sure.     

“The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, nor the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when they discover that someone else believes in them and is willing to trust them.”

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson