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My Dear Wife Elena Has A Famous Twin

My dear wife Elena has a famous twin. Her name is Dr. Carolyn Porco. Carolyn works for NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. She is one of the two great female planetary scientists (The other being Dr. Sara Saeger). She runs NASA’s Cassini program that explores Jupiter, Saturn, and all of their moons. I have had the honor of being in several meetings with Carolyn over the years. She is a marvelous speaker and a very charming lady. She is also a very modest and nice person despite all of her accomplishments and power.

Yesterday afternoon TED broadcast a talk by her on the Cassini program. I called Luah into the room and asked her who Carolyn looked like. Luah responded without even thinking: “That’s Elena!” When Elena came back from the gym I showed her Dr. Porco’s talk on TED. She was surprised at the resemblance. After all of these years Elena got to see her famous twin.


About tatamkuluafrica

I am a man who has lived n 6 of the 7 continents. I first arrived in Africa on April 18, 1981. Africa has been a part of my life since. I spent 8 months living in a Xhosa village in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. I was given he nickname Tatamkulu Africa. In Xhosa it means "Grandfather Africa." In April of 1994 I was allowed to vote in the first democratic election in South Africa..I was honored to be part of such a historical moment. It was a beautiful and a magical day.

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