Friday, July 14, 2006
NASA Wake Up Call
This one's basically for the Aggies. As you probably know, there's an Aggie on the Space Shuttle right now. A few days ago, Mission Control was joking around with him with the quote:
During the second spacewalk on Monday, the spacewalkers replaced a cable reel to a rail car needed to move large pieces around the space station and installed a pump compartment for the complex's cooling system."That was a great (spacewalk) and it showed that Aggies can be taught to work locks, latches and anything else," flight controllers wrote in their daily morning electronic message to Discovery's crew, referring to Fossum, a graduate of Texas A&M. "Miracles never cease."
Well, today he and the rest of the crew were woken up to the wonderful sound of the Fighting Texas 'Aggie War Hymn'
Here's a little bit of the transcript:
MCC: Good morning Discovery! Mike, we hope you enjoyed that. I'm not too sure about the rest of the crew. But it was from Melanie and all the other Aggies around the globe.Mike
Fossum: Gig 'em Aggies! Thanks Steve! And thanks to my lovely Aggie wife, Melanie, and most of our family and many friends for setting that up today.
MCC: You're welcome. You know Mike, there are quite a few Aggies right here in Mission Control and all throughout Texas who've been watching what you've been doing intently throughout this mission. So much so, you could even say, "the eyes of Texas are upon you."
Mike Fossum: Ooh! I'm not sure I like the tone of that.