On November 7, 2007, the Space Shuttle Discovery glided to a picture perfect landing at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) near Cape Canaveral, Florida.
I have now been back on terra firma, our home planet Earth, for about 3 months.
This journal chapter will be my final one from orbit. It is a very special chapter for me as my time in this wonderful place is coming to an end.
When I was about 8 years old, my parents woke my brother and sister and me up in the middle of the night, on Christmas Eve of 1968.
I am going to miss them. Expedition 15 Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin and Soyuz Commander and Flight Engineer 1 Oleg Kotov departed the International Space Station (ISS) today for Earth.
Wow! It’s almost time for me to go home. Where did the time go?
How many different types of vehicles have you ridden in during your lifetime?
No more spacewalks; no more robotic arm operations. So what do we do now? Well, that’s an easy question to answer.
I am indeed a very lucky man. Not because I am in space, living onboard the International Space Station (ISS), whizzing around our beautiful planet at 17,500 miles an hour and enjoying the views of a lifetime.
I miss them already… the crew of STS-118 and the beautiful ship Endeavour.
I don’t think that I ever could have imagined that I would have been living off of the Planet Earth for almost 2 months!
As a youngster, I recall those winter days back in Nebraska when we wanted to go outside and play in the snow.
My mission elapsed time (MET) is now 31 days and climbing! Can you believe it? I have now been living "off the planet" for over one month!
One of my ground-based journal chapters speculated on what life in space might really be like. At that time, I honestly had no idea, but I promised my dedicated readers that I would find out…and soon!
Wow! I can’t believe it…here I am, safely on orbit, living onboard the International Space Station. The last eleven days have seemed like a Category 5 hurricane to me.
At the beginning of his International Space Station training in Russia, Clayton Anderson began a journal about his experiences. He hopes to continue writing all the way through his first visit to the station.
Visit the Expedition 15 photo gallery.