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.

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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.”

You can hear KYW anchors Harry Donahue & Carol MacKenzie talk with the Shuttle Atlantis crew in this CBS Philly ‘Specials Place’ podcast…

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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.”

Even when pressed, Ferguson declined to name the player.

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