…for I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth, and touched the face of God.”
Godspeed Nicole, congratulations on achieving another of your life’s ambitions: pilot, engineer, wife, mother, astronaut.
We salute you as you cross the high frontier and we join with your American, Manx, NASA, and international space families in the pride we feel for your dedication and singular accomplishment on this momentous occasion. Our thoughts are with you, Chris and Roman as you live your dream.
IT’S ALL GOOD (STS-128 motto)
Lift-off August 27, 2009 Time: 23:59 EST
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