Well hello there, again, SMP pals – tis I, @yourspacefriend , 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?
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.
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 – 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 waited … and waited … and, now, a mere 86 days after the first try, we’re giving it a go again this morning!
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 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!