Karen Nyberg, a female astronaut, landed back on earth today after 6 months in space. I saw the news with photos of her reuniting with her preschool aged son Jack. I don’t know why, but the story really affected me. I can’t imagine saying yes to a ride on a rocketship with the knowledge that survival rates are low and I might be killed leaving behind 2 small children. But I can’t imagine saying no to the opportunity either. I mean, it’s a ROCKETSHIP! I imagine the decision must have been excruciating for her, and all I can say is Karen, today, you’re my hero.