Welcome to Part III of this behind the scenes look at the historic mission of STS-135. The Commitment to Continue Recognizing the historic significance of the STS-135 mission, Atlantis Commander Chris Ferguson presented the Expedition 28 crew with a flag that was originally flown to orbit April 12, 1981, on STS-1, the first space shuttle mission. This flag will remain ...Keep Reading
Fragile Oasis founder Ron Garan, who lived and worked in space for 178 days, is a highly decorated Fighter Pilot and Test Pilot, Explorer, Entrepreneur and Humanitarian who believes that appropriately designed and targeted social enterprise can solve many of ...See his full profile.
Welcome to Part II of this behind the scenes look at the historic mission of STS-135. The main objective of the mission was to help ensure the continued operation and utilization of the International Space Station through at least the end of the decade. To accomplish this, Mike Fossum and I teamed up for our fourth spacewalk together, key station ...Keep Reading
Now that the Space Shuttle Atlantis and the crew of STS-135 are safely back on Earth, I want to share a series of posts documenting a behind the scenes look at this very important and historic mission. This is the first. Welcome Atlantis - STS-135 The days and weeks preparing for the docking of Space Shuttle Atlantis to the International ...Keep Reading
Originally posted July 20, 2010 On July 20th 1969, at the age of seven, I attended my great-grandparents’ 50th wedding anniversary celebration in a banquet hall in Yonkers, NY. My great-grandparents emigrated from Russia to America many years earlier. Late in the evening (late for a seven-year old boy), all the guests gathered around a black and white TV and ...Keep Reading