Historic Moment in Shuttle History

These shots were just emailed around Johnson Space Center this morning.  Having two shuttles on the pad simultaneously hasn’t happened (if my homework is correct) since the early 80’s…and is not likely to happen again in the history of the program.  It’s a beautiful sight!

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Endeavour Highlights (STS-123)

Toward the end of every mission, NASA’s multimedia folks put together a mission highlights clip that, for some odd reason, never seems to make it outside the confines of our hallowed institution. They do a great job of assembling the most exciting parts and combining it with some sort of funky disco-esque tunes as only NASA can do. So in honor of a great flight and safe landing last night, here are the mission highlights from STS-123:

Why I’ve Not Been Blogging…

The last two weeks have been exceedingly busy due to my involvement working the STS-122/1E Space Shuttle mission.  My small part in the EVA (i.e. spacewalk) world allows me to see, experience, and participate in some of the most exciting aspects of human spaceflight…in short, I have one of the coolest jobs in the world.

Here is a small sampling of what I’ve been involved in this flight: