Here’s a transcript of Astronaut Jeff Williams’ voice-mail message to his pastor, Rev. John Kieschnick:
“Pastor K, this is Jeff Williams calling from the ISS [international space station]. I thought I might catch you Sunday morning on the way to church.
“I got here safe and sound and am getting settled in. I wanted to ask you to pass along my thank you to everybody for their prayers and support. I understand there was a good turnout for the launch. I hope you were able to make it to MCC [Johnson Space Center’s Mission Control Center, where Kieschnick and a few other congregation and family members watched the launch] and enjoy it yourself.
“I will try to catch you another time. In the meantime, God bless, and God bless your Sunday and your morning of worship with the people we call Gloria Dei.”
Posted April 20, 2006