Launchpad, Day Minus One

I tried to post this yesterday, but the website crashed on me, so expect this post to be followed up with today’s Launch Pad post.

Several months ago, when I went to Orlando for the Nebula Awards, my husband and I received a piece of mail from NASA. “Hey!” shouted my husband, waving the unopened mail. “It’s our tickets to the shuttle launch!”

“Not necessarily,” I pointed out. “It could be materials about launch pad.”

“You mean…” said Mike, pausing significantly, “We’re getting _two_ pieces of mail from NASA?”

He has been boasting about this achievement at work ever since. Apparently, it impresses his coworkers no end.

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