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Alum Astronaut Phones from International Space Station

Alum Astronaut Phones from International Space Station
Submitted 4/23/2007 12:17:54 PM

From 210 miles above earth, NPS alum and current ISS Commander Navy Capt. Michael Lopez-Alegria, thrilled an audience of students, faculty, staff and their kids April 5. Pictured above eight-year old Mark and nine-year old Julianne asked Lopez-Alegria what itís like to float and what do stars look like from the space. Lopez-Alegria did one better. He tumbled himself like a whirling dervish and then told Julianne that when they are on the far side of Earth, away from the sun, there are so many billions-of-stars that itís more like seeing a whitish background with little black specks! (Released)


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