Mission specialist on STS-74 and performed multiple EVAs on STS-100. Currently training as the commander of Expedition 35.
This morning they rolled out the rocket for launch. What a beautiful and moving start to the day.
Yesterday I had to get out of my spacesuit for a tornado. Luckily it missed us
Space Science - magnetorheological fluid used in brakes, shock absorbers, bridge supports. Developing it on ISS
Guts of the Spacewalker's Glove - rubber bladder and cover (with universal wrist joint)
when I opened this packet of 'Grilled Chicken' space food, I was expecting it to look ... different
NASA redecorated the lobby of our building, Jetsons-style. Odd, but I like it!
Astronaut Photoshoot - Roman, Kevin, Tom, Oleg, Chris, Evgeni. Coming this Fall to a Space Station near you
Space Vegetables, before and after. Tastes better than it looks.
Portable Life Support System - keeps us alive during spacewalks. Just needs battery and air scrubber put in
in the Dome simulator, grappling the Cygnus resupply ship using Canadarm2 (with crewmate @AstroMarshburn)
This is the toilet on the Space Station. We keep liquids and solids separate. Questions?
Virtually Spacewalking - reaching for an imaginary handrail in the Virtual Reality Lab
These Gloves Are Made For Walking - custom-poured for my hands, a perfect fit, ready to spacewalk in 2013
the Glamorous Astronaut Life - get to wear the Body Core Temperature sensors for 36 hrs, chest and forehead
NASA T-38 - learning to fly these is a big step towards flying ships that go much faster and higher
Astronaut Diet - on 4-day prescribed meals of low sodium to test how my body reacts. This is lunch.
Man and Machine - Endeavour in Florida yesterday. Like seeing your beloved old car at the wrecker
It's hard to get into a space suit after Christmas
Astronaut Power Tool - we drive bolts with this. It has built-in torque meter, limiter, turn counter and battery
an Astronaut's spare time - playing music this Friday night at The Chelsea near NASA JSC
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