Normally, Mike's the lucky guy who gets to open the awesome packages that y'all send our way. Whether its drawings or stickers or posters or even, yes, Moonpies, you all consistently amaze us with your creativity and generosity. You truly are the best fans in the Earth-Moon system.
Today, Mike was out of the office, so I received the mail that came in the the Google Lunar X PRIZE mailbox. And boy, was it a good day!
In two separate packages, we received three books:
The High Frontier by Gerard K. Oneill was sent in by fan SAZorak, whose bio says he loves the book "perhaps... too much." He writes
Read this book, it's an amazing piece of scientific literature. Everyone who is working with space should read this to see what is achievable through the development of space.
I've read the book before, and I certainly agree. I'm sure Mike and Nicky will greatly enjoy it--thanks, SAZorak!
The other two books -- A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by David Eggers and Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman by Richard Feynman -- actually are already mine. I'd loaned them to a friend (@kirkkittell) quite some time ago, and he was returning them to me. But he had a special surprise for me--he'd gotten Eggers to autograph his book!
Hi Dude named Will (on the Moon, have fun). [signed]
See? Everything, everything ties back to the Moon!
And by the way, if you haven't read Surely You're Joking, you should. It's a dang entertaining read from a Nobel laureate!