The stars twinkle brightly in the darkness of space that envelops the U.S. space shuttle Intrepid; now on its 6th mission docked with the International Space Station (ISS). The shuttle is a brilliant bright white glistening against the eerie pitch-black, backdrop of space. Millions of stars miraculously suspended in the darkness, light the heavens even though the light energy has been traveling for thousands of light years to be seen at this very moment in time.
Captain Rex Huntley and Captain Rory Scott, astronauts for NASA’s space center, had dreamed of being among those stars most of their lives. As children, in opposite ends of the country, they each had dreamed of flying in space as glow-in-the-dark stars covered their bedroom ceilings and spurred their wildest childhood imaginations. Who could have known that the years of dreaming; the years of training in both the Air Force and then with the NASA space program, would have brought them to this moment… together.
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