I recently had the opportunity to hear Jerry Linenger, flight surgeon and Shuttle/Mir astronaut, speak about his experiences in space. It was amazing to hear about the boredom, joy and terror of it all. Remember that he was part of the Mir crew who fought the worst ever fire aboard a spacecraft.
He talked about the joy he experienced in a space walk until the distance from the craft led to vertigo and the absolute terror he felt. He finally overcame it and experienced one of the most gratifying moments of his life when he had the courage to put the sensation of falling aside and could enjoy the exhilaration of the utmost in freedom.
Those guys (and gals) experienced some things that most of us will be lucky to only read about.
Thanks for the pics, HubbleUp!
"There are five real good recruits in the state. We got three of them. One couldn’t get into school, and the other went to (the University of) Iowa...which is about the same thing." - Coach Johnny Orr
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