Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year!

I want to wish everyone a Happy New Year and I hope 2009 is productive for what you set out to accomplish and is safe for you all. I am currently in Boston spending New Year's and it is very cold. We had some snow fall yesterday and today it is sunny (still 8 degrees F) but still a great day to walk around to see some highlights of the city.

Thanks to all those who read my blog and for your encouraging comments. Here's to 2009!!! Cheers from Boston!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Hello from the West Coast!!!

I have been a little out of touch lately and that's because I have been doing a little bit of traveling to visit family for the holidays. I flew down to Seattle last week (so much snow!!) and then drove down to California where I am right now to spend surprise some more family.

According to the Astronaut Selection Office, everyone should have been contacted by the end of November and invited for interviews or asked to get medical evaluations. I did not get contacted so here's to next time!! :) I'm not down or anything about, but I will continue my graduate studies and explore new space opportunities!

I hope everyone has a great holiday! I return to Florida next week...but then head to visit Boston for New Years!!

Happy Holidays and Happy New Years everyone!!!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Endeavour lands at KSC

Endeavour flew in to KSC piggybacked on the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA), or a modified Boeing 747.

It left Edwards Air Force Base on Wednesday. It stopped at Biggs Army Airfield in El Paso, Texas to refuel. Then stayed overnight in Fort Worth, Texas at the Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base. The next overnight stop was in Barksdale Air Force Base near Shreveport, Louisiana on Thursday.

Landing today was on Runway 33, and occurred around 2:45 p.m. EST.