Thursday, June 12, 2008

Ham in space!!

New Launch: 2008 May 31, 2102 UTC
Site: Air Force Eastern Test Range, Florida, USA
Launcher: Space Shuttle (Discovery)
International Designators(s): 2008-027A

SSC Name Owner
32960 STS 124 US

"Right on time, the shuttle Discovery blasted into orbit Saturday, kicking off a two-week, three-spacewalk mission to attach Japan's huge Kibo laboratory module to the international space station and deliver a fresh flight engineer—Gregory Chamitoff—to replace outgoing station astronaut Garrett Reisman."

"Liftoff occurred on time at 5:02:12 p.m. [EDT] after a virtually problem-free countdown. Joining Kelly and Chamitoff aboard the orbiter were pilot Kenneth Ham, flight engineer Ronald Garan, Karen Nyberg, Michael Fossum and Japanese astronaut Akihiko Hoshide."

Yes, Ken Ham is/was in space. I guess that we shouldn't have hoped to see him at the AiG Creation Museum. ;^)

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Bike Bubba said...

Hey, you DID get to meet one of their other scientists--the guy who wandered out into the foyer with the skulls.

Marklark said...

Yes, and a nice man he was, too. However, Ken and others of his ilk (for lack of a more ready term) will be out here (Colorado Springs) for a conference next month.