Posts Tagged ‘NASA’
posted by Sherry Stocking Kline
18 April 2010
The following was posted on and excerpted from the NASA Facebook page. To see more, and read more go to Facebook, and search for NASA Fit.
The Crew of STS 131 Is coming home soon, These are ground tracks for the first landing attempt at Kennedy Space Center. Take a look, maybe Discovery is coming over your city. The first Kennedy landing opportunity on the mission’s 222nd orbit would see a deorbit burn at 7:43 a.m. EDT Monday for the 8:48 a.m. landing.
by Sherry Stocking Kline
06 April 2010
Thanks to so many who have sent e-mails and left comments. I hadn’t thought to keep updating this site on Dottie, but I thank you for those suggestions, and I will do that!
It is amazing to think that as I tuck into bed with night-time prayers, sit here at the computer, do everyday stuff, that Dottie and her fellow astronauts are far above the earth circling us and working. Hard to imagine!
Here is a link to a nice article from ABC News about Dottie, “Discovery Teacher Breaks the Mold” and a short lift-off video that they call “the picture perfect” lift off! For those of us who remember when the lift off ended quickly with an explosion, “picture perfect” are great words!
You can see the latest news about the STS-131 mission here at the NASA.gov website, as well as an awesome lift-off photograph taken by NASA personnel.
And you can see more great STS-131 Mission Photographs here!
Here you can see a great photograph of the space station, and read about what the mission will be doing, how many space walks it will do, etc. Dottie told me what her job will be, and you can read about that in my first post here.
God Bless, Dottie!
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by Sherry Stocking Kline
05 April 2010
Usually when our ancestors, or even ourselves become a bigger part of history we’re just not aware of it at the time. It’s when the history books write the story and we read it later that we know, even if they did not, that they helped shape the events of that time.
But today, my cousin’s daughter, Dorothy Metcalf-Lindenburger, went up in space and for all time she became one of those whose names go down in history books, one of those brave and courageous ones who went into outer space and helped shape history.
Dorothy is one of three educator astronauts, and she will see our world, our earth, in a perspective we can only try to imagine! Just think of what she can share with her students, and those she will speak to in the future.
Dorothy told me that her job will be on the flight deck as the flight engineer for ascent and entry, and she will be flying the Shuttle’s robotic arm, helping move 18,000 pounds of science and engineering equipment.
Dottie said that during the spacewalks, she will be inside as the crew member leading them through the spacewalk.
The launch this morning (Praise the Lord!) was picture perfect, and for the next 13 days, Dottie will be doing what she’s trained for the past several years to do, and those of us here, friends and family will pray for her safety and watch their mission on www.NASA.gov and our local television channels!
Other Related Links:
Denver Channel News – Dottie’s parent’s interview from Ft. Collins, CO
Runner’s World Article: http://www.runnersworld.com/article/1,7124,s6-243-410–13448-0,00.html#
Wellington Daily News: http://www.wellingtondailynews.com/features/x1336921704/Astronaut-has-Sumner-County-ties