Philae's historic comet landing today is 'amazing' says former NASA astronaut Leroy Chiao. Read his commentary at CNN.com.
Chiao was Commander of the International Space Station during ISS Expedition 10 where he lived on board from October 13, 2004 to April 23, 2005. During his 15 years at NASA, he flew four space missions, performed six spacewalks and has logged nearly 230 days in space.
In 2004 and 2005, Chiao communicated from space to editor Lia Chang to post here at AsianConnections. Today, Chiao is busy working in space technology research and ventures, and is a popular motivational speaker and educator.
In 2004 and 2005 Astronaut Leroy Chiao transmitted blog posts and Q&A with editor Lia Chang for AsianConnections. Most of the communication was conducted beginning with the Expedition 10 mission pre-launch period and continued to transmit from space beginning in October, 2004 while he was Commander of the International Space Station for six and a half months.
Chiao and his crew conducted numerous scientific experiments on board the International Space Station, including researching new AIDS vaccines, and conducting physiological experiments to measure how well humans can adapt to zero gravity.
Blog highlights from the International Space Station Mission:
December 10, 2004 Astronaut Leroy Chiao's Space Blog
Leroy Chiao's official website http://leroychiao.com