I believe

Posted on June 23rd, 2008 by george.
Categories: fun, space, technology.

17 comments.

Heather

Comment on June 23rd, 2008.

OHMYGODTHATISSOAWESOME!

SERIOUSLYONEOFTHECOOLESTTHINGSIHAVESEENINALONGTIME!

ZOINKS!

(Also, I’m jealous!!!!!)

Sholeh

Comment on June 23rd, 2008.

I love how you have the same expression on your face in both pictures. This is fabulous.

Lorenia

Comment on June 23rd, 2008.

:D My fave pictures out of all of ‘em!

atoosa

Comment on June 24th, 2008.

Living vicariously as usual here! You have a great life, and I’m lucky to be part of it. I’m really happy for you, and not even the least bit jealous. Seriously. May you fly even higher and be weightless for even longer someday soon!

Marjan

Comment on June 24th, 2008.

is there any chance you’ll be an astronaut? either way this is way way cool. Good for you!

Andrew

Comment on June 24th, 2008.

Oh, man. Unlike Atoosa, I’m completely 100% jealous. haha! I wanna go next time! :D

Lorenia

Comment on June 25th, 2008.

Get in line, buddy! I even get a flight suit. :-P

MOm

Comment on June 25th, 2008.

Mom is so proud of you!! Always have been….always will be.

george

Comment on June 25th, 2008.

Thanks Heather! ZOINKS!

Sho, I have been making this face since I was three months old:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/tnsunflowermom/2611645710/

Atoosa, thank you so much. You know that if either of us goes, we’ll be thinking of the other.

Inshallah, Marjan. It’s what I’ve hoped to do since I was three.

Broski, I’ll see what I can do. =P

You got it Wenia. I can’t wait to see if we can walk you onto the plane one day. =D

Thanks Mom. I owe it all to you and Dad for raising me right, always being there, and telling me I could do anything. Thanks for posting that photo, too!

nas

Comment on June 29th, 2008.

In addition to the coolness of the experience, I think it’s extremely cute how you are all enjoying the experience in each other’s company and you are all so happy *together.* Who are these people with you? They are adorable.

george

Comment on June 30th, 2008.

Very interesting point, Nas. These are all aerospace technicians, scientists, and engineers from the state of Florida. Weightlessness turns even the most staid into little children. =)

Jeanna

Comment on June 30th, 2008.

YOU GOT TO RIDE THE VOMIT COMET!!! I am totally showing this to Miles. :) Lucky!!

Myk

Comment on July 1st, 2008.

Awesome man!

NOt only did you do O G,

but you did it with Chris Kattan! ;)

atoosa

Comment on July 7th, 2008.

Correction! This was a 1 G flight. heehee!

george

Comment on July 10th, 2008.

LOL @ Atoosa

Juicebox

Comment on August 3rd, 2008.

this is awesome, george!

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