I'm twenty and I'm crazy. Fangirl, scientist and writer. I'm at college in Boston right now, but New York will always be my home. Likes archeology, astronomy, space travel, history, superhero comics, general science, the oceans, Star Wars, aviation, exploration/geography, mysteries and Disney. (Which is where my title comes from...)
“Around here, however, we don’t look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things… and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.”
A while back I found this fantastic, hi-res photo of the NASA Astronaut Candidate Class of 1996 — among them, Laurel Clark, Dave Brown, and Willie McCool, who can all be seen on the far right side of the picture with the exception of Laurel, who is center-right next to Mark Kelly.
There’s whole bunch of astronauts I recognize here! Kind of neat to see them all together in one photo.
Hey, Rex Walheim! And Mark and Scott Kelly! And Mike Massimino! And Mike Fincke with hair! (What happened there?)
Man, 1996 is almost as good as 1978 for people I recognize.
STS-135: “Run Wild” by New Order. “All the time, when I’m alone / I think of you and how you’ve grown…”
I think this is a good choice.
(A few weeks ago, I decided to listen to “Africa” by Toto for the first time in a few months. I really like the song, but, when it got to the lyrics “She’s coming in, 12:30 flight, the moonlit wings reflect the stars that guide me towards salvation”, all that I could think of was watching the STS-135 touchdown before dawn. I hadn’t been expecting that at all, and I didn’t find it uncomfortable, but the images suddenly were coming into my mind. I love the song, but I hadn’t realized it was the first time I’d listened to it since the touchdown.)