One of the Most Memorable Moments
Astronaut Peggy Whitson on building structures in orbit and looking back to see Earth.
- During my second expedition, probably one of the most memorable moments was Yuri Malenchenko; he was the Russian who was doing a spacewalk with me and we were moving the pressurized mating adapter from the very front of the station. After we'd done the spacewalk we were inside talking around the dinner table that evening. He said it was like the movie Titanic, where the two of us were standing in the front of the boat with our hands out, except there wasn't any wind blowing through our hair. It was really neat to be traveling at 17,500 miles an hour. One way you have this incredible view of the Earth, looking out in one direction, and then you look back and you see this incredible structure that we built here in orbit. And it's just amazing.