John Young was my favorite astronaut. Can you imagine what happens to your heart rate when being launched into space? For Neil Armstrong and John Glenn, their heart rate immediate shot up into the 140 range. Not John Young though. His heart rate never went above 70.
This is a tale of what happened to the passengers of Delta flight 15 when returning to the US from Germany on September 11th, 2001. It's a heartwarming read. Thank you Gander.
TOLD FROM THE FLIGHT ATTENDANT'S PERSPECTIVE
We were about 5 hours out of Frankfurt flying over the North Atlantic and I was in my crew rest seat taking my scheduled rest break. All of a sudden the curtains parted violently and I was told to go to the cockpit, right now, to see the captain. As soon as I got there I noticed that the crew had one of those "All Business" looks on their faces. The captain handed me a printed message. It was from Atlanta, addressed to our flight, and simply said, "All airways over the Continental US are closed. Land ASAP at the nearest airport, advise your destination."
Life and business can make for a crazy ride, but you can find inspiration in them too. Here are three real life stories that prove it.
I've always been in awe of Greece. This is the nation that gave birth to Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle. It gave us geometry, the Pythagorean theorem, and the atom. Greece even gave us Cleopatra (and no, she was not Egyptian). And democracy.
How the mighty have fallen.
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