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Astronaut on space shuttle Atlantis becomes a father (SFW)
Posted: 22 November 2009 02:18 PM   [ Ignore ]
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A US astronaut on board the space shuttle Atlantis is literally walking on air, with the news of the birth of a daughter back on Earth.

Randolph Bresnik, who is on his first space flight, became a father for a second time when baby Abigail was born back home in Houston, Texas.

The event makes Bresnik the second astronaut to become a father in space - the first was Mike Fincke in 2004.

Mr Bresnik is due to return to Earth on Friday after an 11-day mission.

The 42-year-old Marine and his crewmates were awoken on Sunday by the song Butterfly Kisses, especially chosen by his wife, Rebecca.

Among the lyrics are the lines: “There’s two things I know for sure, she was sent here from heaven and she’s daddy’s little girl.”

The couple have a three-year-old son, who they adopted from Ukraine.

Source: BBC News

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Posted: 22 November 2009 10:15 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Wait a sec…how come this is special?  He would have “become a father” whether he was in space or on the damn toilet!  All he had to do was be there for the conception…and he would have “become a father” regardless of his universal position.

Ya know how many troops become fathers while they’re not with their wives?  THOUSANDS.  They don’t all get their own article.  raspberry

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Posted: 22 November 2009 10:55 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Maegan - 23 November 2009 03:15 AM

Wait a sec…how come this is special?  He would have “become a father” whether he was in space or on the damn toilet!

How about on the damn space toilet?

And I rather agree with you. Seems a rather silly thing to make a big deal about.  And it is an 11-day mission.  It’s not like it’s a big surprise.

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Posted: 23 November 2009 12:34 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Yeah, it would be more noteworthy if he started the “becoming a father” process while in space. . .

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Posted: 23 November 2009 03:10 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Accipiter - 23 November 2009 05:34 AM

Yeah, it would be more noteworthy if he started the “becoming a father” process while in space. . .

Hmm…

*slides Acci a Virgin Galactic brochure…*

Just saying it’d be a hell of a honeymoon…

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Posted: 23 November 2009 06:36 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Robin Bobcat - 23 November 2009 08:10 AM
Accipiter - 23 November 2009 05:34 AM

Yeah, it would be more noteworthy if he started the “becoming a father” process while in space. . .

Hmm…

*slides Acci a Virgin Galactic brochure…*

Just saying it’d be a hell of a honeymoon…

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Posted: 23 November 2009 07:59 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Smerk - 23 November 2009 11:36 AM
Robin Bobcat - 23 November 2009 08:10 AM
Accipiter - 23 November 2009 05:34 AM

Yeah, it would be more noteworthy if he started the “becoming a father” process while in space. . .

Hmm…

*slides Acci a Virgin Galactic brochure…*

Just saying it’d be a hell of a honeymoon…

gulp

*looks innocent*

*points to Acci*

Was his idea!

*hides under couch*

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Posted: 23 November 2009 03:22 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Hmmmmmmmmm. . .

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