|Steve Bowen just after I had asked him about his submariner's experience.|
For about 20 minutes they jovially answered our questions as the Atlantis, less than 250 metres away, stood proudly above them.
My question was about a comparison between submarining and spaceflight because Mission Specialist Steve Bowen had been a submariner before becoming an astronaut. Indeed, this U.S. Navy Captain had been the first submarine officer ever to be selected as an astronaut.
Then at 9:21 am the happy six were whisked away aboard their minibus.
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