Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Reach For The Stars

I’m a couple of days late with this, but I wanted to highlight something great! Many of you may have already heard the interesting news and maybe some of you haven’t. Well, I wanted to highlight the coolness that is going on in space right now :-) There are now four women in orbit at the same time, which is a record number. I think that this is wonderful!


The crew of space shuttle Discovery's STS-131 mission. From left: are Mission Specialists Dorothy Metcalf-Lindenburger and Stephanie Wilson; Pilot James P. Dutton Jr.; Commander Alan Poindexter; and Mission Specialists Naoko Yamazaki of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Rick Mastracchio and Clayton Anderson. Photo Credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett


The Space Shuttle Discovery launched from Kennedy Space Center on April 5th, carrying seven astronauts to the International Space Station. Three of the seven astronauts on this Discovery mission are women. They are: Dorothy Metcalf-Lindenburger, Stephanie Wilson, and Naoko Yamazaki. And to round out the four in space, there is Tracy Caldwell Dyson, who is already living at the International Space Station. This apparently is only the third time in NASA history that three female crewmembers have been aboard and heading out to space at the same time.

I think that this mission sends a powerful message. And I hope that it inspires young women to go for whatever they want in life. The sky is not even a limit, because space can take you even further :-)

10 comments:

Jacqueline said...

I'm loving it! :-) Thanks for sharing, Dori.

Viajera said...

Wow! FOUR?! We've really come a long way.

Ivanhoe said...

How cool! I did not hear so it is news to me :o) You go girls!

Agnes said...

Amen to that!

campbele said...

And, what a diverse group of women!

I was in GA last week!!

Dori said...

Jacqueline,
It's really great isn't it?!! :)

Viajera,
Absolutely! :)

Ivanhoe,
That's right...go girls go!!! :)

Agnes,
Absolutely! Seeing these women just instantly makes me feel their strength :)

Campbele,
Yeah, I thought that too...how cool! :) I hope you enjoyed your Ga trip!

Dori said...

Have a great weekend everyone! :)

Deana Wilmink-Martina said...

Hi Dori,

Thanks for Sharing this. But have to thank you for something else too. I'm honoured that you've put my blog on your roll here.

Thank you so much for that, Dori. God Bless You. When I'm so far and know more about what & how to do all these things I'll put yours on mine too.

Enjoy your trip to London.
Deana Wilmink-Martina

ElizOF said...

What a terrific blog that sings to my heart. I am so glad I stopped by Dori. I grew up in England, a few other places too, and I now live in the USA. I love what you doing here and will stop by again... perhaps we can collaborate too!
Cheers,
Elizabeth

Dori said...

Deana,
I'm so glad that I could add you to my blogroll :) You're the best! Lots of love to you!

Elizabeth,
I'm so glad you like my blog :) How cool that you grew up here. I hope that you get the chance to drop by again soon and I will certainly be visiting you! I'd love to collaborate :)