Building Rainbows

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Great video from ISS!

Have you ever wondered what it was like on the International Space Station? Expedition 18 Commander Mike Fincke recorded this 35 minute (in 4 parts) video tour that's been posted on Youtube. Take a look and think about how cool this would be on the moon or Mars.

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Part 4:

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

It's a GIRL!!!!!!

We went to the doctor's office today for an ultrasound and found out our baby's gender.  Here are a couple pics:

Baby and Mommy are healthy and doing well! Now we need to agree on a name.  Do you have any suggestions? Leave a comment.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

I actually DO work!

Well, the last shuttle mission happened over Thanksgiving, but I don't think I shared any pics. Here are a couple of me at work during the STS-126 mission:

Yes, I'm trying to look busy for the camera. The guy sitting on the far right of the second photo is at the RMS Support console position. This is the position I've been training for for over a year! Fear not, though, I start working sims in February and am scheduled to work the STS-127/2JA shuttle flight currently launching in May. That will be a very busy mission delivering parts for the Japanese Experiment Module to the ISS. 

The next shuttle mission to fly will be STS-119/15A next month. I helped design portions of this mission and also helped prepare the crew. Here's a pic of them:

That's it for now. If you have a question, post a comment!

Monday, January 12, 2009


Welcome to our blog!  We decided to start this blog so that family and friends around the country can find out what's going on with us and, of course, the BABY!!  No, I don't mean the dog.  I mean an actual human, we hope, baby.  Here's the most recent pic:

This was taken at 12 weeks. We'll be going to the doctor on the 21st when we'll find out if it's a boy or girl!! We can't wait!!

Well, that's it for now. Check back soon for more updates on this growing Walworth family!