Commander Rick Husband |
is at the center.
Behind him in the front row
from left are Kalpana
and William McCool.
Second row from
left are Israeli astronaut
Ilan Ramon and
Third row from left
and David Brown.
Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of earth|
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
Of sun-split clouds - and done a hundred
You have not dreamed of...
Wheeled and soared and swung
the sunlit silence. Hov'ring there,
I've chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft
through footless halls of air.
Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue
I've topped the wind-swept
heights with easy grace
Where never lark, or even eagle flew -
And, while with
silent lifting mind I've trod
The high untrespassed sanctity of space,
Put out my hand
and touched the face of God.
U.S. Pilot John Gillespie Magee - "High Flight" "