VOICES: Kaua‘i Astronaut, Millie Hughes-Fulford, passes away

photo submitted by Judith Fernandez

Astronaut Millie Hughes and Diane Bedell, daughter of Judith Fernandez.

On February 2, 2021, an unusual sight caught my eye. The sun glinted off a silvery object sailing silently overhead far above the earth, crossing the sky then passed behind a cloud. The Space Station. Millie, I thought. My phone rang. “Millie just passed away.”