Ice Breaker – Gravity…3 Items You Would Take To The Space Station

Ice Breaker

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Each week on The Stretched Blog, I ask an ice breaker question. The questions are designed to help us get to know each other here in The Stretched Community. I’ll provide my answer to the question here in the post, and then you can leave your response in the comments. While you’re in the comments section, see how others answered the ice breaker question.

I haven’t seen the movie Gravity yet, but I’m hearing great things about the movie.  Initially, I was a little “scared” to see the movie as it looked way too intense.  But I’ve heard the movie is excellent.  So we’ll see.  This week’s ice breaker question is inspired by the thought of going to the International Space State.

Question:  You are an astronaut heading to the International Space Station for a year.  You can take 3 things with you:  a book (other than the Bible), an CD or mp3 of one album, and a personal item less than 20 pounds.  What are you taking with you?

My Answer:  First of all, a year is a long time to be away from my family, so I would definitely take some type of photo of my family.  Perhaps I would take my iPad or iPod with me loaded with pictures of my family – this of course assumes that I have a means to charge this device.  If not, I would take a family portrait/picture.  I would take a CD or mp3 of U2’s The Joshua Tree.  This is one of my favorite albums, and it would certainly remind me of home.  If I could sneak a second album on board with me, I’d probably take an album by Hillsong United, Chris Tomlin, Matt Redman, or Jeremy Camp.  Finally, I think I’d bring Love Does by Bob Goff.  This is one of my most favorite books in the past few years.  I’d also have to find a way to sneak on several journals and writing utensils to keep track of my thoughts and experiences.

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