July 27th, 2009

planet

Go for launch

W00t! We have "console" seats for Apollo 13 - Mission Control on 15 August, which means we'll be flicking switches and saying lines. The consoles look like this (flash, a few seconds to load). I'm taking a camera. :-D

I forgot to mention one of the items in the 40-year-old moon-landing newspapers was a Giles cartoon. It showed the Giles father standing at the door saying "Earth man is home and wants his dinner" to the family gathered round the TV set. I hope the grandmother jammed a fish bowl over his head and told him he was on the wrong planet.