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: How Philadelphia Archdiocese Catholic Schools Have Maintained Full-Time, In-Person Learning During Pandemic
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: Philadelphia Area Schools, Bookstores Respond After 6 Dr. Seuss Books Stop Publishing Due To Racist, Insensitive Imagery
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: Stadium Guide: What You Need To Know Before Heading Out To Wells Fargo Center, Citizens Bank Park
Even when pressed, Ferguson declined to name the player.