I honestly never thought of what it would be like to get a birthday wish from space. My focus has always been on simply getting there! But to my surprise yesterday (June 11, 2013 and my 16th birthday) I received a birthday greeting on Twitter from my mentor Luca Parmitano, who is living on the International Space Station for six months as part of Expedition 36 and Expedition 37.
Lucky me! I am writing this blog post not only to share my excitement with you, but also as a way to remember this moment for myself. When I met Luca several years ago I certainly never thought it would lead to my current #SoyuzAdventure and serving as his Earth Liaison or even having my own astronaut mentor. I really feel blessed to know Luca and am so grateful for his presence in my life.
Thank you Luca for making my 16th birthday an out of this world experience! 🙂
Here are the space photos Luca shared on my birthday …I want to remember these too!
Photo credit: ESA/NASA