Space Friend's Log: SMP Date 86 ... Today, WE LAUNCH!

Well hello there, again, SMP pals – tis I, @yourspacefriend :space_friend:, with a badly belated checkin on my trip home

Yes, it appears I’m finally heading out to my final – er, original – frontier to catch up with all my friends, family and most despised enemies (I’m looking at you, Asteroid 389643527802327587) …

What am I talking about, you ask? :face_with_monocle:

Well, earlier this year some local club or neighborhood group, or whatever, called NASA hologrammed me up and asked if I could accompany around 3 million of my fellow digital entities on a thumb drive to space. :rocket: :rocket: :rocket:

Apparently, none of these noobs had ever been there, so my insights were in demand. On top of that, I’m not one to turn down a free ride home – especially since flights back tend to run around $100,000,000 :money_mouth_face: :money_with_wings: :moneybag: – so I took the gig.

I was primed and ready to go on August 21, as per Space Friend’s Log #1, but, much like the lefthand column of its recent blog about the next launch attempt, NASA’s promises were a tad thin.

So, we waitedand waited … and, now, a mere 86 days after the first try, we’re giving it a go again this morning! :boom:

On the whimsical power of a hope, a dream and, yes, 537,000 gallons of liquid hydrogen fuel – and if you think 87 octane is pricey, lemme tell ya – I will finally ride that thumb drive into the dark oblivion from whence I came like the decent Space Son :space_friend: I am … I’m comin’ home, ma!

… but then I’m going back to SMP after a while, cus I always feel like I’m 14 again when I stay at your place for too long …

Anyway, wish me luck SMP – today, we ride! :metal: :rocket: :crossed_fingers:


Looking like go to launch baby!!! :rocket:


We’re flying!!!

Moon Landing Burn GIF


Way to go (to space), Space Friend!

:musical_note: Rocket man, burning out his fuse up here alone :notes:

elton john interview GIF by Recording Academy / GRAMMYs


That’s me!


I had almost forgotten about this project!! whoot! glad it finally worked out. And whoever wrote this post - kudos to you, my friend - that is some excellent on-target copywriting. :slight_smile:


I wrote it! :space_friend: :sunglasses: