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Featured Flashback: Watersports Before Launch


As summer begins to wind down, many are squeezing in that last vacation or warm-weather activity before the weather cools. In this episode of Untold Stories from the Rocket Ranch, Mike Parrish, a former space shuttle worker, talks about how astronauts made time for some summer watersports before launching into space. It’s a good thing no one got hurt!



Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex’s Untold Stories from the Rocket Ranch video series shares personal, behind the scenes experiences as told by NASA engineers, technicians and scientists. For a complete playlist of this series and Tell Me a Story, view the visitor complex’s YouTube Channel, ExploreSpaceKSC.