Friday, December 08, 2006


Dawg going to space (weather permitting):
CARBONDALE - Clouds kept Joan Higginbotham's feet on Earth Thursday night, but
the silver lining was the pride her fellow Salukis at Southern Illinois University Carbondale felt for all she had already accomplished.

NASA canned the launch of space shuttle Discovery flight STS-116 five minutes out from liftoff right at 8:30 p.m. due to a thick layer of cloud cover over the skies of the Kennedy Space Center.

Higginbotham, a 1987 graduate of SIUC's electrical engineering program, is part of the seven-member Discovery crew, which will dock with the International Space Station on an assembly mission.
See, some of us do amount to something. Some go to space, others blog about beer.

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