On July 20, 2019 in southern Kazakhstan, Stacey Morgan stood alongside her four children in an open field as they watched a Soyuz rocket ignite into the early morning sky. Aboard the spacecraft was her husband U.S. Army colonel and NASA astronaut Drew Morgan. With an overwhelming mix of pride, excitement, and terror, Stacey had no idea of what to expect next once the the 30-second countdown to lift off began. There was no roadmap for the next nine months she would spend with her children at home, on earth, while Drew completed his mission aboard the International Space Station.
Containing behind-the-scenes glimpses into a side of space flight that most of us will never experience, The Astronaut’s Wife is a funny, poignant, and meaningful exploration of living life to the fullest―no matter where you roam.
In my conversation with Stacey we had a blast talking about the annual and iconic Army-Navy football game, NASA spouse history, sharing fun in the middle of survival mode, living boldly not only in faith but also in action. Stacey is a challenger you are sure to gravitate towards!
Links from today’s show…
“Wrong” by Dan Henig
“Jindupe” by Lauren Dunski