Showing posts from January 27, 2013

10 Years Later ~ Honoring Space Shuttle Columbia

Columbia, on mission STS-107, left Earth for the last time on Jan. 16, 2003. At the time, the shuttle program was focused on building the International Space Station. However, STS-107 stood apart as it emphasized pure research.

NASA's oldest shuttle, Columbia was returning from a 16-day science mission when it broke apart over Texas, just minutes before it was due to land in Cape Canaveral, Fla. It was brought down by a hole in its hollow left wing, which allowed hot gases to seep in and tear the shuttle apart as it re-entered the atmosphere. The damage occurred during liftoff when a chunk of foam insulation peeled off the shuttle's fuel tank and struck the wing. Foam had broken off in past, and NASA knew Columbia's wing had been hit, but didn't think it was a serious problem.

The accident killed the seven-member crew: Commander Rick Husband, co-pilot William McCool, Kalpana Chawla, Michael Anderson, Dr. Laurel Clark, Dr. David Brown and Ilan Ramon, Israel's first sp…

My Month in Numbers 2013: January

I'm starting a fun new thing this year, Month in a review by numbers.  I found it on Notes on Paper.  What a fun way to document the month.

I worked the Skrillex concert for New Years Eve, so it wasn't until the 1st of January that I got to celebrate 2013 with my 2 daughters.

3rd ~ My youngest celebrated her .5 birthday, she turned 11.5.  Totally unrelated, but worked out good.  We met up with my 15 year old daughters old daycare teacher.  She was the best ever, was super close to my daughter.  Really made working outside the home so much easier.  We met up at American Pie and spent over 4 hours there!  It was great, we plan to meet up again during Spring Break.

My 15 year old dyed her hair 2 times this month.  She wouldn't listen to me that her hair wouldn't go blonde, so she had to fix her mistake and redye her hair brown.  By the end of the month, she is already driving me crazy to dye it agin, but no way!  My dad teased her, that she looked just like her sisters do…