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Jan. 10th, 2016

05:18 pm

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Details have been removed here to protect privacy, but I promise that every word is true.
I'm in a major US airport, pacing the terminals as I wait for my delayed flight.  I've just said goodbye to KS with whom I've been sharing adventures for the past week.  It'll be a few months before I see her again.  I'm not quite sad, but I'm definitely mellow.
As I walk, lost in my own thoughts, I hear somebody call my name.  I look up, and see one of the most accomplished astronauts of the US shuttle era.  He has recognized me out of the crowd, and comes over to say 'hi'.
He's travelling to a fairly remote part of the world.  I mention that I've been somewhere close to that.  He says "I've seen it, but never been there, if you know what I mean."  I wonder how many times he gets to use that line.
Now I continue to wait for my flight.  Life is strange.

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From:kiwano
Date:January 11th, 2016 03:22 pm (UTC)
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My sister is having a lunch date set up by one of the contractors she works with, with one of the shuttle-era astronauts (who's a personal hero of hers and a friend of the contractor). Interesting to learn that I'm already 2 degrees of separation from an astronaut even absent that lunch...
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