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5.14.13 … Welcome home @astromarshburn …

NASA Astronaut Tom Marshburn, AstroMarshburn, ISS Expedition 35, Godspeed: It was so much fun to follow Tom and Expedition 35 via twitter and NASA TV.  And for the last few days to tune in and watch them do an emergency spacewalk, say their goodbyes, have a little fun, board the Soyuz, detach, reenter, land and be “extracted.”

Since Wildcat NASA Astronaut Tom Marshburn ’82′s conversations from space to the 900 Room, we’ve spotted him flying over Lake Norman several times at dawn or dusk, sun glinting off the International Space Station 230 miles up at 175,000 mph.

Now hear this, just in: NASA will broadcast live coverage of his expedition’s return to Earth May 12-14.

via LIVE: Soyuz Returns, May 12-14 • VIDEO x 2: Wildcat Astronaut Tom Marshburn ’82.

For the Spacewalk, Tom was in pure white … ev2.

Expedition 35 Flight Engineers Chris Cassidy and Tom Marshburn perform a spacewalk

A little more than 2 1/2 hours into the spacewalk, Cassidy and Marshburn removed the 260-pound pump controller box from the P6 truss and replaced it with a spare that had been stowed nearby on the port-side truss, or backbone of the station. Mission Control ran the new pump while the spacewalkers watched for any ammonia snowflakes, but so far there have been no new signs of a leak. Long-term monitoring of the pump will be required to determine whether the pump replacement has fixed the leak.

via NASA – Astronauts Complete Spacewalk to Repair Ammonia Leak, Station Changes Command.

If you were wondering what they do in their “free” time. Love the line, “Detach from station and may God’s love be with you … ”

Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield ended his time at the International Space Station by producing the first music video from space with his own rendition of David Bowie’s ‘Space Oddity.’ http://on.wsj.com/11xRpsz

Credit NASA/Chris Hadfield

And then a little after 9 last night … He was  home and “extracted” from the module! Liza – Kinda looked like being born!


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