PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The Shuttle Atlantis is hovering some 200 miles above the Pacific Ocean. Commanding the final NASA mission is Chris Ferguson, a Philadelphia native.
KYW Newsradio made contact with Ferguson and his crew this morning. They shared stories about some of the technical difficulties they have experienced on the shuttle.READ MORE: Family Holds Balloon Release For 'Gentle Soul' 17-Year-Old Nasir Muhammad, Gunned Down In Front Of Mom's Home
Ferguson says even astronauts have computer problems from time to time.
“It’s true. We’ve had a couple of them had given us a little bit of a hiccup. Last night, one of them woke us up and we had to work on that one a little bit. But we have them all up and running right now.”READ MORE: More Than 800 Baby Turtles Safe In Stockton University's Care Thanks To Quick Thinking, Little Innovation
You can hear KYW anchors Harry Donahue & Carol MacKenzie talk with the Shuttle Atlantis crew in this CBS Philly ‘Specials Place’ podcast…
There is a piece of Philly up there with Ferguson.
“(From) a key player on the Phils and we hope to be able to take a trip up there and return it to him at the World Series.”MORE NEWS: 'Mom-And-Pop Bakeries Are Dying': Homemade Goodies By Roz May Have To Close Due To Worker Shortage
Even when pressed, Ferguson declined to name the player.