All systems are go and we are ready for departure. Grades are done, bags are packed, gas tank is full and we are on our way. (If you want to see the countdown clock for the Saturday shuttle launch, click here. Explanation for why there are two countdown clocks and see the other clock here.)
It was nice of NASA to design a logo that goes right along with what I proposed for this fellowship. The logo incorporates a Hubble Space Telescope image of the "Grand Design" spiral galaxy M81 located in the constellation Ursa Major (a.k.a. the Big Bear, a.k.a. the Big Dipper). Check out Job 38:31-33.
I submitted this picture of me in front of my SMART Board to NASA. They are collecting 'postcards' with the 50 year logo in it. There are a lot better ones then this goofy picture of me here. I'll need to get a good one with the family to submit later.
I pray for Godspeed as we travel.