Ballistic Entry


Everybody wonders what it’s like to be an astronaut, but fewer wonder what it’s like to be an astronaut’s spouse. Don and Micki Pettit were about to find out the answers to both those questions. This is the story of their first mission together … and apart.


After you’re done listening, be sure to check out Don’s “Saturday Morning Science” videos he made while on the space station.


And for a lot more on this story, including Don’s crewmates on the Space Station, check out Chris Jones’s book, Out of Orbit.


Producer: Joe Rosenberg