Astronaut misses homecoming Print
Friday, 06 November 2009 12:14

Photo courtesy of NASA
While other members of the Regimental Band Class of 1989 are making their way to Charleston for Homecoming and their 20th reunion, Randy Bresnik is in Houston at Johnson Space Center’s motion base simulator practicing integrated entry procedures in preparation for the space shuttle launch in 10 days.

“I wish that I could be there with you,” he said to members of his class in a videotaped message.  “I can’t believe that 20 years have passed by since we were there making those friendships and memories....I have something going on in a couple of days that makes it so that I can’t be with you.”


This year the Regimental Band, which was founded in 1909, celebrates 100 years.  As a cadet, Bresnik played the drums.