Results 1 to 15 of 15
  1. #1
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 105,825, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Iowa
    Posts
    3,581
    Points
    105,825
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    ISU grad is shuttle astronaut

    and will carry Cyclone regalia to the International Space Station

    DesMoinesRegister.com



  2. #2
    Speechless
    Points: 340,933, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 40.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    ISUFan22's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Grimes, IA
    Posts
    32,231
    Points
    340,933
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 431
    Given: 273

    Re: ISU grad is shuttle astronaut

    I love it!

    JP...get this guy in Ames on the field sometime this fall.



  3. #3
    Legend Achievements:
    SocialRecommendation Second ClassVeteran50000 Experience Points
    DaddyMac's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    14,375
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1
    Given: 0

    Re: ISU grad is shuttle astronaut

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUFan22 View Post
    JP...get this guy in Ames on the field sometime this fall.
    Fall could be pushing it a little bit after 4 months on the space station - How about our bowl game in Dec/Jan?

    Got to give these guys alot of credit. The risks are enough. But can you imagine effectivly not leaving your house for 4 months - at all? No way I could do that - as cool as it would be.



  4. #4
    Speechless
    Points: 340,933, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 40.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    ISUFan22's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Grimes, IA
    Posts
    32,231
    Points
    340,933
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 431
    Given: 273

    Re: ISU grad is shuttle astronaut

    Well, 4 months would put him back on earth sometime the first week or two of October. Plenty of home games left (Oklahoma, K-State & Colorado).

    Who knows whether 4 months will turn into 6, etc. I just want to see the guy in Ames at some event where he can be celebrated. For being the first ISU grad in space and for taking a part of the Cyclones with him.



  5. #5
    Facebook Knows All
    Points: 271,448, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 19.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    cycloneworld's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    NE Oklahoma
    Posts
    16,702
    Points
    271,448
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 549
    Given: 309

    Re: ISU grad is shuttle astronaut

    That's pretty freaking cool.



  6. #6
    Addict
    Points: 119,303, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    9,767
    Points
    119,303
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1
    Given: 0

    Re: ISU grad is shuttle astronaut

    This just in......EIU Grads to Pilot Oldsmobile to Kum&Go for a carton of Camels.




  7. #7
    Walk On
    Points: 6,681, Level: 24
    Level completed: 27%, Points required for next Level: 369
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran5000 Experience Points
    KLoISU02's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    SE IA
    Posts
    168
    Points
    6,681
    Level
    24
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: ISU grad is shuttle astronaut

    When we went to the Houston Bowl a few years ago, this man gave a tour of NASA to the marching band. How about that for the ultimate nerd dream? Marching band AND astronauts! (I was in marching band, and am in full admission of my nerdiness.)



  8. #8
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 37,560, Level: 59
    Level completed: 76%, Points required for next Level: 290
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Altoona
    Posts
    3,781
    Points
    37,560
    Level
    59
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 3
    Given: 0

    Re: ISU grad is shuttle astronaut

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUFan22 View Post
    Well, 4 months would put him back on earth sometime the first week or two of October. Plenty of home games left (Oklahoma, K-State & Colorado).

    Who knows whether 4 months will turn into 6, etc. I just want to see the guy in Ames at some event where he can be celebrated. For being the first ISU grad in space and for taking a part of the Cyclones with him.

    don't they have to do some sort of rehab for a few weeks?

    i'm probably thinking way too hard about this



  9. #9
    Speechless
    Points: 340,933, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 40.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    ISUFan22's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Grimes, IA
    Posts
    32,231
    Points
    340,933
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 431
    Given: 273

    Re: ISU grad is shuttle astronaut

    I'm not sure. I think they just spend a few hours or so doing whatever it is and then they're fine. But I really don't have a clue.



  10. #10
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 49,405, Level: 68
    Level completed: 76%, Points required for next Level: 345
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran25000 Experience Points
    SuperCy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Smallville/Metropolis
    Posts
    3,883
    Points
    49,405
    Level
    68
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 2
    Given: 0

    Re: ISU grad is shuttle astronaut

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUFan22 View Post
    I'm not sure. I think they just spend a few hours or so doing whatever it is and then they're fine. But I really don't have a clue.
    Come on people. They get off the shuttle to a hero's greeting. They walk down the runway, hug their family and friends, meet the adoring crowd and then do what they want to do. Haven't you ever seen "Armageddon?"



    What ever happened to truth, justice and the American Way?

  11. #11
    Pro
    Points: 23,146, Level: 46
    Level completed: 60%, Points required for next Level: 404
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points
    EggMcClone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    2,374
    Points
    23,146
    Level
    46
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: ISU grad is shuttle astronaut

    You lose quite a bit of muscle and bone mass after four months in space. That combined with the mission debriefing, etc. makes me think getting him right after the mission might be unlikely. They still should do something at some point though.



  12. #12
    Addict
    Points: 119,266, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 7.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    aeroclone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    6,115
    Points
    119,266
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 272
    Given: 103

    Re: ISU grad is shuttle astronaut

    As a fellow aero grad, I had the chance to meet with him a little in Houston when we were down there for the bowl game. He is an exceptionally nice guy and he does embrace his Cyclone roots. I think getting him back on campus would be great. First Cyclone in space is certainly deserving of some halftime recognition.



  13. #13
    Speechless
    Points: 340,933, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 40.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    ISUFan22's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Grimes, IA
    Posts
    32,231
    Points
    340,933
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 431
    Given: 273

    Re: ISU grad is shuttle astronaut

    Who knows if this is technically possible, but perhaps a live or prerecorded message from space played on the digitron during a timeout would be nice.

    Show him in the space station wearing his ISU shirt & hat while waving his pennant.



  14. #14
    Addict
    Points: 119,266, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 7.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    aeroclone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    6,115
    Points
    119,266
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 272
    Given: 103

    Re: ISU grad is shuttle astronaut

    A little Cyclone love from the folks at Mission Control.



  15. #15
    All-Star
    Points: 17,318, Level: 40
    Level completed: 9%, Points required for next Level: 732
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points
    frontrangeclone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    5,521 ft above sea level
    Posts
    1,270
    Points
    17,318
    Level
    40
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: ISU grad is shuttle astronaut

    Funny- the article on him in the Omaha fishwrap doesn't mention that he went to ISU for his masters except in a side column (you really have to look for it) that lists his background. If he were a kNU grad they would have been all over that.

    Pretty awesome to have ISU represented in the Int'l Space Station! GO STATE!!


    I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around the banks will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered.

    Thomas Jefferson, 1802

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • TV: FS1
  • FOOTBALL: Iowa State vs. West Virginia
  • November 29, 2014
  • 11:00 AM