sandy magnus

The current and former astronauts who formed the crews of STS-1, the first space shuttle mission, and STS-135, the final shuttle mission, pose for a group photo at the Johnson Space Center in Houston on Nov. 2, 2011. They are, from left, John Young, STS-1 commander, Robert Crippen, STS-1 pilot, with the STS-135 crew of commander Chris Ferguson, pilot Doug Hurley and mission specialists Sandy Magnus and Rex Walheim.

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«HE HADN’T STOPPED WANTING LOVE. HE HAD SIMPLY, SOMEHOW, STOPPED LOOKING»

«THEN ALEC HAD SMILED AT ONE OF MAGNUS’S JOKES, AND THE SMILE HAD LIT A LAMP IN HIS SOLEMN FACE, MAKING HIS BLUE EYES BRILLIANT, AND BRIEFLY TAKING MAGNUS’S BREATH AWAY»

«THIS WAS LOVE, NEW AND BRIGHT AND TERRIFYING»