Local pastor to talk with astronaut on space station
In this image taken from NASA video, French astronaut Thomas Pesquet, left, and NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough work outside the International Space Station on Sunday, June 20, 2021. (NASA via AP)
A Flathead Valley pastor will broadcast a live interview this Sunday with an astronaut on the International Space Station.
Fresh Life Church pastor Levi Lusko will talk with Shane Kimbrough, who is on a six-month tour in space.
The interview will be seen at 12 Fresh Life campuses, online at freshlife.church at 9 and 11 a.m., and 5 p.m., and other Fresh Life social media sites. In the Flathead Valley, Fresh Life has campus locations in Kalispell, Whitefish and Polson.
Kimbrough is a West Point graduate and is a veteran of three previous spaceflights, the first being a Space Shuttle flight, and the second being a six-month mission to the ISS onboard a Russian Soyuz craft. He was also the commander of the International Space Station for Expedition 50.
Lusko will interview the astronaut as part of the Fresh Life thirty-five days of hope series, “Look Up.”
“Life is hard and crazy and full of pressure —just like space where there are a thousand things that can go wrong—and there is much to learn that can be transferred to life on earth. An astronaut is a perfect person to speak to life on this planet.” Lusko says.
The international space station is a floating lab that has been continuously occupied by American astronauts for 20 years.
Shane reports that he is able to watch Fresh Life teachings each week from space.
Joining the nearly thirty-minute conversation will be Kimbrough’s wife Robbie from earth.
The interview from space comes in a week where there is heightened interest in space with private companies such as Blue Origin, Virgin Galactic, and SpaceX all joining NASA in space ventures.
Lusko concluded, "We are so honored to know Shane and grateful he is able to watch Fresh Life from space."