Catch up with John Herrington

John Herrington on RockeTrek. Photo credit:
With the Northrop Grumman Lunar Lander Challenge just over a week away, I've been touching base with all of our Judges. Almost all of them will be returning next year, but I wanted to quickly mention one who won't.

John Herrington, a NASA astronaut and distinguished Naval aviator, was kind enough to be a member of our Judging crew in 2006 and 2007. He was a great addition to the team, and a lot of fun--a great guy to work with. This year, though, he won't be able to join us.

He's got a good excuse, though. He's actually in the middle of "RockeTrek, a 4,000 mile bicycle journey with stops planned in eleven states to "to promote and encourage student participation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)."

John's got a nice website up promoting the ride, and you can even follow along with John on Google Earth, or read his trip blog.

We'll miss John at this year's Challenge, but I wish him all the best! I must admit, I'm more than a little jealous...

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