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Spaceman ....An Article About Becoming The Change 9/15/2017


Science & Tech  (tags: Mike Massimino, Space Walk, Astronaut, Cassini Spacecraft, astronomy, computer, discovery, interesting, nasa, space, world, science, scientists )

Fiona
- 69 days ago - dailygood.org
Since Cassini's Final Minute...according to my computer was three minutes ago, this is a most appropriate article based on a book by Mike Massimino about his first space walk. RIP Cassini, some great insights to be found with Massimino



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Fiona O (597)
Friday September 15, 2017, 5:27 am
From Mike Massimino:

"When people ask me what it feels like the first time you spacewalk, what I tell them is this: Imagine you've been tapped to be the starting pitcher in game seven of the World Series. Fifty thousand screaming fans in the seats, millions of people watching around the world, and you're in the bullpen waiting to go out. But you've never actually played baseball before. [...] You've run drills and exercises with mock-ups and replicas. You've spent months playing MLB on your Sony PlayStation, but you've never once set foot on that mound. And guess what? The Series is tied and the whole season is on the line and everyone is banking everything on you. Now go get 'em. That's how I felt sitting in that airlock. "

The above is just a taste of the article and insights into a special experience.

And this read is a good way to have closure over the death of Cassini.

With more insight into the wisdom and wonder of this quotation:

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.
--Marcel Proust

From now on, I will call September 15....Cassini Day.

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Doris F (21)
Friday September 15, 2017, 8:54 am
thank you Fiona !
 

Animae C (511)
Friday September 15, 2017, 5:50 pm
How blessed he is!!!
 

Peggy B (39)
Friday September 15, 2017, 6:57 pm
tyfs
 

David C (186)
Saturday September 16, 2017, 4:59 pm
thanks
 

Lenore K (0)
Saturday September 16, 2017, 6:31 pm
ok
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday September 26, 2017, 1:01 pm
thanks for this
 
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