Friday, July 23, 2010

Sign in Space

Okay, as a deaf person and a space nut, I'm not ashamed to admit this made me cry.

American Astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson, currently on the International Space Station, has sent the first-ever ASL message from spacen

I've written before about how it feels, as a deaf person. to be continually an afterthought.

Tracy Caldwell Dyson knows we we are here. And she spoke to us. Who knows what deaf kid will be inspired to pursue a career in space as a result of her six-minute video?

On the 41st anniversary of the moon landing, a very timely and moving development.


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Blogger Sherwood Harrington said...

Just yesterday, over on Brian's blog, you mentioned that your favourite (aside to auto spell-check and its irritating wavy red underlines: not everybody spells that word without the u, you know) astronaut is Jim Lovell. I bet you'd want to change that now -- or maybe amend it.

Very, very cool.

9:30 p.m.  
Blogger ronnie said...

Well, Lovell has always got my heart, but I have another ANOTHER favourite astronaut!

(You'd be surprised how we Canadians learn to ignore those stupid wavy red lines that are everywhere we put a "u"...)

9:07 p.m.  
Blogger joared said...

Am always glad when the deaf community is recognized. Can only imagine what a thrill you must have experienced with that communication from space.

2:34 a.m.  
Anonymous behind the ear hearing aids madison heights mi said...

I am so overwhelmed that the people who are deaf are being recognized. They need it.

3:01 a.m.  
Anonymous oticon hearing aids newton ma said...

People with disabilities deserved to be recognized because they need attention. If they are recognized, they will feel special and that will make their lives better.

9:47 p.m.  

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