Written by Bob McCormick on 3/24/2008 12:27:00 PM


Things have sure been hyper-busy (and it's been too long) since my last blog entry.

I've been EXTREMELY busy the last few weeks working on the latest Shuttle mission. It's STS-123, or "1J/A". I just finished my last console shift ... and boy, am I tired! Today, I'll try to stay up as long as I can - my last shift started at 7:30 PM & ended at 4:30 AM. I should be super-tired when nighttime comes ... I'll just be sure not to drive or operate heavy machinery.

As I said, it's been a long flight. In fact, it was the longest docked mission flight to the ISS. It will be a 16 day long mission by the time the Shuttle lands - assuming weather's good, it should land Wednesday. It was a good mission - the crew accomplished a lot. And we now have a new robotic capability, and a new International Partner, onboard. I was glad to finally hear my Japanese counterparts on the voice loops during mission operations. Them, as well as my European and Russian counterparts, make the loops pretty busy!

Oh, and you can count on this blog living up more to its title - unfortunately, it's read more like "A blog a year"!

Let me know how things are going for you in the comments.


- Bob

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