Out of This World

Chris Tomlin’s music is out of this world…literally!  Thanks to i_am_found_in_Him for the find!

http://www.spaceref.com/news/viewsr.html?pid=24514

NASA STS-117 Status Report #12 9 a.m. CDT Thursday, June 14, 2007

STATUS REPORT
Date Released: Thursday, June 14, 2007
Source: Johnson Space Center

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Mission Control Center, Houston, Texas

Solar array retraction and spacewalk preparation are the focus of the crews on board space shuttle Atlantis and the International Space Station today.

At 7:39 a.m. CDT Mission Control in Houston played the wakeup song “Indescribable” by Chris Tomlin for Mission Specialist Patrick Forrester, who completed a 7-hour, 16-minute spacewalk with Mission Specialist Steven Swanson yesterday. The crews had been awakened at 6:23 a.m. by a false fire alarm in the Zarya module, which was the result of troubleshooting Russian segment navigation computers which had just been successfully restarted by Mission Control in Moscow.

Beginning at 10:38 a.m. Flight Engineer Clayton Anderson joins Commander Rick Sturckow, Pilot Lee Archambault, Swanson and Mission Specialist Suni Williams to resume commanding the retraction of the solar array wing on the starboard side of the P6 Truss, which was about half retracted yesterday before and during the spacewalk. That job is on the schedule for the latter half of spacewalk 3 on Friday if it is not completed today.

In the meantime Forrester will work with Mission Specialists Jim Reilly and Danny Olivas to review the procedures for that spacewalk. Olivas will get in a foot restraint on the shuttle robot arm to repair the orbital maneuvering system pod thermal blanket that pulled away from the adjacent thermal tiles on launch last week. There is time in the schedule this afternoon for the crewmembers to practice the repair technique, and then this evening to conduct a tagup with spacewalk specialists in Houston before the spacewalkers begin their campout prebreathe protocol in the Quest airlock.

At 8:58 p.m. Sturckow, Archambault, Forrester and Swanson will discuss the progress of their flight in interviews with Fox News Radio and Denver television stations KMGH-TV and KUSA-TV.

The next STS-117 status report will be issued Thursday evening after the spacewalk, or earlier if events warrant.



“X” Structure at the core of the Whirpool Galaxy (M51) – http://hubblesite.org/gallery/album/entire_collection/pr1992017a/

Indescribable – Listen here (live version from Austin Music Hall) 
By Laura Story

From the highest of heights to the depths of the sea
Creation’s revealing Your majesty
From the colors of fall to the fragrance of spring
Every creature unique in the song that it sings
All exclaiming

Indescribable, uncontainable,
You placed the stars in the sky and You know them by name.
You are amazing God
All powerful, untameable,
Awestruck we fall to our knees as we humbly proclaim
You are amazing God

Who has told every lightning bolt where it should go
Or seen heavenly storehouses laden with snow
Who imagined the sun and gives source to its light
Yet conceals it to bring us the coolness of night
None can fathom

Indescribable, uncontainable,
You placed the stars in the sky and You know them by name
You are amazing God
All powerful, untameable,
Awestruck we fall to our knees as we humbly proclaim
You are amazing God
You are amazing God

Indescribable, uncontainable,
You placed the stars in the sky and You know them by name.
You are amazing God
All powerful, untameable,
Awestruck we fall to our knees as we humbly proclaim
You are amazing God
Indescribable, uncontainable,
You placed the stars in the sky and You know them by name.
You are amazing God
Incomparable, unchangeable
You see the depths of my heart and You love me the same
You are amazing God
You are amazing God

Behind the Song:
‘This is one of those last minute songs that doesn’t happen that often. The song was written by Laura Story. Just before we were making the final revisions on the record, my producer showed me this song he had demoed with Laura. I instantly fell in love with it because of the grandness and otherness it paints of God. Yet at the same time, this all-powerful God knows the depths of our hearts. Amazing God!’ – Chris Tomlin

About USCTrojan4JC

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4 responses to “Out of This World”

  1. udonoogen says :

    totally cool 🙂

  2. Miss_Oblivion says :

    i got AIM today (which i almost never do anymore) to wish you a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!….  you weren’t there, so here i am… logging on to this thing (which i don’t really do either), to wish you health, love, blessings, and happiness on your birthday.  Seeing as the day is almost over, i hope you had a good one!!  and of course, many more to come.  enjoy!

  3. sarkie12 says :

    happy birthday!! =)

  4. mZpiXiiEe says :

    I love this picture; whenever i see it, it makes me want to cry. hahaIt’s makes me especially tearful when the song ‘everlasting god’ plays and shows this picture in the background of the lyrics :)How are you Loren? Happy belated birthday!

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