Don’t forget to ‘like’ Operation IceBridge's Facebook page or bookmark the official NASA OIB website. If you're on Facebook, I highly recommend the Facebook page.

From March 23 – April 19, 2013:

Miles flown commercially: 16,000

Miles flown with OIB: 12,000

Total combined miles: 28,000

Number of times vomited on the P-3: 0.5 (It only came up my throat.)

Countries visited: 4 (US, Canada, Switzerland, and Denmark – Greenland doesn’t count – it’s still a Danish territory for now)

Cities visited: 9 (Chicago, Anchorage, Fairbanks, Seattle, Washington DC, Zurich, Copenhagen, Kangerlussuaq, and Toronto)

Number of Greenland Minutes: 17 – and here’s the 17th:

Miles run: 33

Pushups: 2,100 (I’m sort of in this Facebook group that is doing push ups ... a lot of push ups.)

Journals written: 29

Words written: 16,467

Page views: 8613

Unique page views: 6769

Avg. time on page: 2:24

Videos: 39

Views on YouTube: 2,214

Pictures taken: more than 3,000 (I had to start dumping them and did not keep an exact count)

Pictures used in journals: 311

Average hours slept per night: 5

Average number of cups of coffee per day: 6 (I have a serious problem now … but admitting it is the first step)

Movies watched: 2

TV watched: 0

Books read: 0

Number of times someone started speaking Danish to me thinking I was Danish: 31

Number of times someone started speaking Greenlandic to me: 0

Classes connected to while in Greenland: 16

Students in those classes: 450

Teachers in those classes: 30

Kids pursuing Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math careers because of those connections: you never know, but that doesn’t mean you stop trying

Tears shed over not being able to hug my family at night: 113

Pizzas eaten for dinner in Kangerlussuaq: 12

Times muskox was eaten for dinner: 4 (twice on pizza)

Number of awesome 'fly-arounds' created by Matt Linkswiler: 1 (click on the hyperlink to download the .kmz file and you'll experience one of the actual missions I flew - requires Google Earth)
Fly Around using Google Earth

Number of times I realized how lucky I was to have had such a great experience with such brilliant people: 1,398 … and counting.

Bristol, Wisconsin, USA
Weather Summary
mostly sunny
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