These are my few mementos of the exciting time in 1994 when I nearly became an astronaut.  In the picture on the left, I am third from the right, in the back row.  Second from the right in the back and middle rows are William McCool and Rick Husband, respectively, who were the pilot and commander of the Columbia space shuttle that was destroyed upon re-entry on that terrible, tragic day in 2003.  The picture on the right is me on the treadmill during astronaut finalist testing.  Sorry, that's just the kind of "scary shorts" we all wore back then...