Wednesday, May 27, 2009

One degree of separation - and I'm in outer space

Bob Thirsk is headed to the International Space Station today!!!

He's going to be working there for six months - check out what he'll be studying.

Many years ago, back when I was doing science communications, I worked on a project for the Canadian Space Agency - and I had to chat several times with Bob. He was helpful and friendly, and an astronaut - how cool! I'd also chatted at the time with Bjarni Tryggvason (who apparently does not black out at 4G), and I've been following the careers of both of them ever since. And of course the coolest thing is that they've both been to space since the time I spoke to them.

Good luck Bob! I'm sure this is a dream come true!

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