Archive - Jul 27, 2007

Drunken astronauts

Some people might be shocked by the notion of astronauts drinking a lot. I was too when I first heard of it.

I stayed at a bed and breakfast a few years ago which was started by a retired couple. The husband was retired from NASA. He was an engineer. He played a big role in helping Apollo XIII get back to the ground after it was damaged by an explosion. He later worked on Star Wars technology.

Household hint

My air conditioner has a remote control which doubles as the thermostat. It is kind of handy, but I just discovered that leaving the thermostat remote under a hot desk lamp can make the house very, very cold in a hurry.