Three of us will help the other two get suited up, get them in the hatch, and get them out the door.
We're doing a lot of inspection on the leading edge of our wing on 114 and 121, the first two flights.
There's a lot of interest there in the missions that I fly on and the ones my brother's involved with.
Well, I have an undergraduate degree, a couple of bachelor's degrees, from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.
He's working a lot harder than I am. I tell these people that we really appreciate what they're doing for us.
A trip to space is a big motivator to give up some things in your personal life. Obviously, you can't give up everything and you don't want to.
You look at it as a privilege. So you really decide that you're going to put the time in and work really hard to get to the point where you're ready.
The first two missions have some test objectives, some new capabilities that we're going to try to develop on orbit to possibly be used on later flights.
My family deals with those risks. The best I can do is talk to them about some of those risks. I'm not incredibly specific with them, especially with my kids.
There are a lot of dedicated people out there that don't get the recognition that we get, but they're as important as the people that are sitting in the vehicle.