Wednesday’s strip about getting astronauts to Mars without boring the spit out of them generated a great e-mail from NASA engineer Lee S.:
I am an engineer at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, and I work on the telemetry processing systems that handle the current internet connectivity for the astronauts aboard the International Space Station. I have forwarded this particular strip to a number of engineers and controllers here for their amusement, and promptly received a hardy LOL from one controller. Good stuff! Keep it up!
No word yet on whether they forwarded the strip up to anyone on the space station: Most of the station’s internet time is dedicated to LOLcats and Facebook, purely for scientific reasons.