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Tomorrow Isn’t Certain – Don’t Put Things Off

by edlu | on Feb 01, 2012 | No Comments

Nine years ago today, the Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrated on reentry, killing seven close friends. One of the astronauts aboard Columbia was Ilan Ramon. In the months leading up to the final flight of Columbia, I had been holding a running discussion with Ilan about how we should get our families together for dinner. But life was busy. His flight was upcoming, and I was training for an upcoming Space Station mission. With my travel schedule and his, we always found an excuse to put off our family dinner. A few weeks before his flight we ran into each other in the hallway of the astronaut office, and we swore we would have our long awaited dinner right after his flight. Obviously that never happened, and one my true regrets is that we never got to enjoy that time together because life got in the way. If there is one thing I’ve learned, it is that Tomorrow isn’t certain. Don’t put thngs off!

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