" STS-26 Commander Frederick H. Hauck, Pilot Richard Covey, Mission Specialists Mike Lounge, Pinky Nelson and David Hilmers received the traditional wake-up call on their first day in orbit on a mission."
Washington, Aug 13 - Robin Williams, an Oscar-winning actor and comedian who died of an apparent suicide at age 63, helped wake up the crew of NASA's space shuttle Discovery to start their morning in 1988.

G-o-o-d morning Discovery! G-o-o-d morning Discovery! Rise and shine, boys. Time to start doing that shuttle shuffle. You know what I mean. Hey, here's a little song coming from the billions of us to the five of you, he said in a video.

The wakeup call - inspired by his role in 1987 movie Good Morning, Vietnam - left the STS-26 mission controllers orbiting the earth laugh and smile.

STS-26 Commander Frederick H. Hauck, Pilot Richard Covey, Mission Specialists Mike Lounge, Pinky Nelson and David Hilmers received the traditional wake-up call on their first day in orbit on a mission.

They were to deploy NASA Tracking and Data Relay Satellite-3, part of a network of satellites that support numerous NASA satellites and human spacecraft, including the International Space Station, NASA officials wrote in a video description of the wakeup call.


comments powered by Disqus
Read more on:
 

PERMALINK

http://www.nerve.in/news:2535002395629
You can quote the permanent link above for a direct link to the story. We do not archive or expire our news stories.


STORY OPTIONS
  Email this story to a friend
  XML feed for Americas


 
COPYRIGHTS INFORMATION
All rights reserved for news content. Reproduction, storage or redistribution of Nerve content and articles in any medium is strictly prohibited.
Contact Nerve Staff for any feedback, corrections and omissions in news stories.
 

All rights reserved for the news content. Reproduction, storage or redistribution of Nerve content and articles in any medium is strictly prohibited.