Chicago Relocation

The ultimate Chicagoland short term relocation

November 21, 2009

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As reported in the Pioneer Local a local Oak Park IL doctor has become the first orthopedic surgeon in outer space – The ultimate Chicago relocation!  My hometown, Oak Park IL is immediately adjacent to Chicago on her west side.  Home to lovely victorians, it also houses the home and studio of Frank Lloyd Wright as well as many of his commissioned homes.

A quick El or Metra trip takes you to heart of downtown Chicago in moments, making it a perfect home for commuters.  This short term relocatee is my neighbor Dr. Robert Satcher Jr., 44, who along with six other astronauts recently set off on a journey to the int’l space station aboard the space shuttle Atlantis.

Satcher is a surgeon at both Northwestern Memorial Hospital & Children’s Memorial Hospital and an assistant professor of orthopedic surgery at Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine. Satcher’s Uncle Dave is a former US Sugeon General.

Twitter users can follow his journey at www.twitter .com/astro_bones.  His November 18th tweet was “Launch was amazing! 7.7 million pounds of thrust, mach 25, microgravity in less than 9 minutes! Awesome.”  I was going to tweet him back but didn’t want to bother him in case he was near one of those big red buttons or something.

I’m sure he’s eager to return to the “broad lawn and narrow minds” of Oak Park – The sarcastic phrase b rought upon us by another favorite son, Ernest Hemmingway.