Friday, May 15, 2009

In Orbit

I got the following message from my uncle - who is an astronaut, by the way.

When I got commissioned in the Air Force, David gave me a nametag for my dress blues that he had worn as a cadet.  It just had the last name “FORD”, so it worked just as well for me.  We both wore it on our uniforms.

I thought you might like to know that it is aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis this week orbiting at 350 miles high, and right in the cabin with the crew repairing and upgrading the Hubble Space Telescope.

My friend, Drew Feustel, was gracious enough to take it along into Space.

My dad would be proud to know that the nametag he gave his little brother made it into space.  He would be even prouder to know that his little brother made it into space - which he will this summer.

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