Space – How a NASA astronaut fulfilled this 9/11 victim’s space dream
There’s no way around it. September 11 will always be a difficult day because the memories don’t fade.
I’ll never forget sitting in my classroom on that beautiful fall morning. The sky was impossibly blue and the air was crisp. Then, everything changed in an instant and a shadow swallowed the sun. But I also remember how my community came together, the way we supported each other and found ways to help.
People are still doing things to keep the spark of hope alive — like an astronaut who helped fulfill the dream of a 9/11 victim.
When the time came for veteran NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy to go to space for the third time, he reached out to the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York City.
There, he learned the story of Chandler “Chad” Keller, who died when American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon on 9/11. As a child, Keller dreamed of being an astronaut, and he became a propulsion specialist at Boeing.
It had multifaceted eyes, a pineapple slice-shaped mouth and spiny claws beneath its head that acted like a rake for prey. The animal’s body had a series of flaps to help it swim. And then there was that large head carapace, or a defensive covering, like the shell of a turtle.
Dubbed Titanokorys gainesi, this primitive arthropod, called a radiodont, was huge compared to other contemporary ocean creatures that were about the size of a pinkie finger.
Across the universe
This space oddity doesn’t stop there. Kleopatra also has two little moons that orbit the asteroid.
The photos allowed astronomers to understand more about the asteroid’s peculiar shape and dig deeper into the mystery of how its moons came to be.
There once was a duck who was all out of bothers to give.
He said the sassy phrase during a courtship display that involves sound and splashing around. Ripper probably took inspiration directly from his caretaker, considering that he was raised by hand at the Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, near Canberra, Australia.
We’re wondering if he knew how to say “you’re despicable” like Daffy Duck.
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