For the first time in my life I saw the horizon as a curved line. It was accentuated by a thin seam of dark blue light - our atmosphere. Obviously this was not the ocean of air I had been told it was so many times in my life. I was terrified by its fragile appearance.
Did You Know . . .?
In 2013, a father in Tennessee was arrested for picking up his children from school on foot. The school had a policy that children can only be picked up by parents driving cars or kids can board a school bus.
WORD FOR TODAY
An astronaut or cosmonaut is a person trained by a human spaceflight program to command, pilot, or serve as a crew member of a spacecraft. In English-speaking nations, a professional space traveler is called an astronaut. By convention, an astronaut employed by the Russian Federal Space Agency is called a cosmonaut in English texts
(June 1829 - Feb 17, 1909)
Geronimo was a prominent leader of the Bedonkohe Apache who fought against Mexico and Texas for their expansion into Apache tribal lands for several decades during the Apache Wars.
(born June 16, 1955)
Laurie Metcalf is an American actress. She is perhaps most widely known for her performance as Jackie Harris on the ABC sitcom Roseanne and has also had series television roles as Carolyn Bigsby on Desperate Housewives and Mary Cooper on The Big Bang Theory.
(born June 16, 1934)
Bill Cobbs is an American film and television actor. He has starred in over 160 television programs and movies.
(born June 16, 1982)
Missy Peregrym is a Canadian actress. She made her feature film debut in the 2006 gymnastics comedy drama Stick It. She played a recurring role as Candice Wilmer on the NBC television series Heroes, and starred in the television series Reaper. She stars as Officer Andy McNally on the ABC and Global Television Network series Rookie Blue.
"I was elated, ecstatic and extremely surprised that we were successful,"