TAKING FLIGHT: Astronaut thanks teacher, apologizes to football team

Barbara Christopher
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Atlanta Journal-Constitution - November 09, 2008
Robert "Shane" Kimbrough told the 8-year-olds on the football team he coaches that he's going to miss a few games. "I'll be back for the playoffs," he told the 25 boys, including his son, Zack. The father of three who grew up in Smyrna will leave his Houston-area home for a very important business trip Friday. As a NASA astronaut, he'll be on his way to fulfilling his childhood dream. . . .Now Kimbrough combines his military experience with extensive education as a mission specialist for the STS-126. The West Point graduate flew helicopters in Operation Desert Storm, earned a master's degree from GEORGIA TECH, taught college math and became a lieutenant colonel before joining NASA eight years ago.

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