Shuttle Astronaut Collapses During Welcome-Home Ceremony
HOUSTON — "An astronaut from the space shuttle Atlantis collapsed twice Friday during a welcome home ceremony, a wobbly return that officials attributed to the adjustment from 12 days at zero gravity.
Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper left the hangar at Ellington Field through a side door but was not taken to a hospital. Officials said she was doing fine.
Piper, fifth of the six astronauts to speak, appeared to be confused before her legs buckled during her address."
Sweet christ on a crutch, but this'll scare the ever-loving out of the soccer mom's, so color our wastefull and going-nowhere-soon space program in deep trouble. And not for nothin', but how many names does one gal need? Hell, who WOULDN'T take a dive now and again from simply trying to pronounce such a name?