America's Star in Space Again
Honorary U.S. Marshal Astronaut Jim Reilly takes the Star to the stars
June 18, 2007 -
America’s Star is in space once again. Astronaut Jim Reilly, the seventh-ever
honorary U.S. Marshal, aboard Atlantis on mission STS-117 prepared last week
for his first spacewalk of the mission with America’s Star
front and center on his spacesuit. (Shown below is Astronaut Jim Reilly prior to his spacewalk with America’s star on the
front of his suit. Photo provided by permission from NASA)
Atlantis is scheduled to touch down
on Thursday, June 21st at 1:55 p.m. Returning on-board Atlantis with Jim
is Astronaut Sunita “Suni” Williams. Suni was part of the Expedition 15
crew on board the International Space Station and set the endurance
record for female astronauts.
Suni is married to Chief Inspector Mike
Williams of the Judicial Security Division. We wish both Jim and Suni
along with the rest of the crew of Atlantis good luck and safe return
How did Astronaut Jim Reilly become an
honorary Marshal? Read the original U.S.
Marshal's Monitor article.