Cayman Islands’ flag to visit space

The NASA pilot of the Atlantis Spacecraft which was being launched earlier this week will fly a Cayman Islands flag in the shuttle and will attempt to get a photo of the Cayman Islands from space.

This is according to local event planners Celebrations.

Gregory Johnson, the NASA Pilot of this shuttle, and his wife Nanette Faget, a Ground Engineer at NASA, first visited Grand Cayman in July 2007 and fell so much in love with the island that they decided it would be a perfect location for them to be married, according to Celebrations.

The wedding planner at Celebrations who co-ordinated their wedding for them in 2008, Mr. Ahmed Elkaswani has personally been invited to attend the launch of the Atlantis Space Craft in Cape Canaveral, Florida being held this week on 11 May, 2009.

This is a historic event in the USA and is one of the last missions to repair the Hubble Scope. He has also been invited to attend a welcome reception on the evening prior to the launch where he will get to be re-united with the bride and groom.

On his return from space, Mr. Johnson is planning to re-visit the Cayman Islands and present the photo and flag to the Governor.