Katie in the Odyssey Flight Director's Chair on Friday
Katie Young's last Odyssey mission before leaving on an LDS mission was Friday night. At least that was the plan. I stopped by the Space Center to get a photo or two of Katie and to say my farewells. I wasn't the only one. The Odyssey, which only has one volunteer or perhaps two on a lucky day, had an army of volunteer / well wishes on hand to work her last mission.
Katie's Final Staff: Nolan, Hayden, Katie, Tyler, Mason, Jon, Orion. On the bottom row Hyrum, Ellie, Cecily, and Audrey
Yes, you counted right. There were 11 staff and a crew of 8. Wow, those 8 young girls were about to get the mission of their lives..... until.....
During the mission briefing (pictured above) in the school's Conference Room, the captain, reacting to Katie's intense briefing, vomited. It was one of those "we're done" vomits. Because it was the birthday girl, the crew packed up and left. Katie's last mission lasted as long as a briefing. I guess you could say it was anti-climatic.