Mission specialist on STS-74 and performed multiple EVAs on STS-100. Currently training as the commander of Expedition 35.
Mission patch - my 1st cloth version. I like it! Makes the 2012 launch seem very real.
Flying the NT-38 - a demanding, high-consequence crew trainer. Half-way to spaceflight.
Spacewalk training underwater today; teaching new CSA astronaut Jeremy Hansen
after singing Big Smoke: my Brother Dave and Roger Daily (Houston Symphony Education Director)
in the Green Room at Jones Hall - practice time with the Houston Symphony
Ready for a Spacewalk - chest umbilical for oxygen, cooling and comm; we unplug it to go outside
Spacewalk training today - spacesuit prep and post. Suit techs sewed on the Canada flag.
Dragon catching - the view today in the very realistic Cupola/dome simulation
Space Station 'day in the life' simulation today. Good, practical training.
How astronauts stay strong in weightlessness - training on ARED (Advanced Resistive Exercise Device)
reviewing Spacewalking EVA Standard Ops Procedures today - the 'ESOP'. Lots of great ideas.
Astronaut food: today I tested low-sodium Tofu with Hoisan vs Mustard sauce
Space Station training: urine goes in (near my left hand), drinking water comes out (on my right)
music from orbit - finding ways to work around the 2 sec time lag
just had the honour of taking Sir James Galway to Mission Control, to play flute with Cady - fun!
Home away from home (going 8 km per sec) - close-up of ISS living quarters
Space Shuttle Discovery crew welcome home - today's crowd in the NASA hangar
It's spacewalking training day - Canada Flag in place!
Discovery and the Space Station chase over Toronto - great photo by friend Andrew Yee
SpaceX Dragon - the side hatch is for late loading pre-launch.
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