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"He is the only member of the U.S. Senate who has not always lived on this planet."
Posted by: AllGold
Date: December 03, 2020 01:56AM
-Brian Williams speaking of newly sworn in Sen. Mark Kelly. grinning smiley



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Re: "He is the only member of the U.S. Senate who has not always lived on this planet."
Posted by: GGD
Date: December 03, 2020 02:23AM
only current member.

John Glenn, Jack Swigert, and Harrison Schmitt were also astronauts before becoming senators.
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Re: "He is the only member of the U.S. Senate who has not always lived on this planet."
Posted by: AllGold
Date: December 03, 2020 02:30AM
I don't know who Harrison Schmitt is, but Glenn and Swigert didn't live in space.



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Re: "He is the only member of the U.S. Senate who has not always lived on this planet."
Posted by: SKYLANE
Date: December 03, 2020 03:00AM
I would argue that if one's life depended on their vehicle for more than one or two sleep periods for life support and nutrition, then that person did indeed live in space. Therefore, all three of those listed would fit my definition. Depending on someone else's definition of living in space, then YMMV... patriot smiley


Jack Swigert - Apollo 13

Harrison Schmitt - Apollo 17, 12th man to walk on moon

John Glenn - STS-95 OCT 1998, Space Shuttle Discovery
Oldest person to fly in space at age 77
(In office December 24, 1974 – January 3, 1999)



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Re: "He is the only member of the U.S. Senate who has not always lived on this planet."
Posted by: GGD
Date: December 03, 2020 03:06AM
Schmitt lived on the moon for over 3 days.
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Re: "He is the only member of the U.S. Senate who has not always lived on this planet."
Posted by: AllGold
Date: December 03, 2020 03:35AM
Brian Williams may have mistakenly been thinking it was Mark Kelly who spent a year in space. At least he made me think that. But it was his twin brother Scott who did the year-long mission on the ISS.

I think Scott Kelly is the only one in this thread who was an actual resident of not-the-earth.



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Re: "He is the only member of the U.S. Senate who has not always lived on this planet."
Posted by: SKYLANE
Date: December 03, 2020 04:09AM
Mark Kelley
Space Shuttle Missions: STS-134, STS-121, STS-124, STS-108

Scott Kelley
Space Shuttle Missions: STS-118, STS-103
ISS Missions: Expedition 45, Expedition 46, Expedition 26
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Re: "He is the only member of the U.S. Senate who has not always lived on this planet."
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: December 03, 2020 07:34AM
.....y'all may recall that Brian Williams link to 'reality' is what done him in.....



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I reject your reality and substitute my own!
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Re: "He is the only member of the U.S. Senate who has not always lived on this planet."
Posted by: sekker
Date: December 03, 2020 07:44AM
We are lucky all of these amazing people are willing to serve in the cesspool that’s DC. They all have my admiration.

I’m sure senator kelly will be awesome - and may ruffle some Dem feathers too. And that’s ok.
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Re: "He is the only member of the U.S. Senate who has not always lived on this planet."
Posted by: Speedy
Date: December 03, 2020 09:08AM
And Williams did mention the others almost immediately.



Saint Cloud, Minnesota, where the weather is wonderful even when it isn't.
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Re: "He is the only member of the U.S. Senate who has not always lived on this planet."
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: December 03, 2020 09:36AM

Just Visiting
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Re: "He is the only member of the U.S. Senate who has not always lived on this planet."
Posted by: wurm
Date: December 03, 2020 10:50AM
I was wondering how long it would be before someone mentioned him. ;)
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Re: "He is the only member of the U.S. Senate who has not always lived on this planet."
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: December 03, 2020 03:49PM
AND could have voted absentee ! ELECTRONICALLY !

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Re: "He is the only member of the U.S. Senate who has not always lived on this planet."
Posted by: Blankity Blank
Date: December 03, 2020 05:36PM

————-—-”Some, I assume, are good people.”



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