Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Close to Home and Outer Space

by Maggie Sefton

I'm pretty sure I gave a shout-out to all Cozy Chicks Blog readers and followers several months ago when my daughter Serena received what I call her "ticket to ride."  Apologies to the original Beatles.  Serena is a Doctor of Internal Medicine and is with NASA.  She's also a NASA Astronaut.  Early this year she finally got the "word" from NASA that she will be going up to the International Space Station on NASA Expedition 58 and 59 which is scheduled for launch in  November 2018.   She will then reside in the ISS with her fellow astronauts for six months.

NASA makes sure all the astronauts six-month tours start and end on varying dates, so there are no interruptions in the work they do on the ISS.  I'm always amazed at all the scientific experiments that universities and other research organizations around the world send to the ISS for a six-month study.  Lots of research studies are going on up there.  

I promise that I will keep all the Cozy Chicks Blog readers and followers updated on all the happenings as those days draw closer next year.  :)  And you folks can chalk this post up to a Proud Mother Bragging.     

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