Saturday, May 31, 2008

Gala Dinner

A photo of the Spacesuit appeared on Instapundit. Their blogger Glenn Reynolds has been posting from ISDC every day. "It's not a Space conference," he writes, "unless there's someone walking around in a Spacesuit." He also noticed that the number of young women at Space conferences grows each year. Though getting a job in sciences is difficult, more of us are breaking in.

Someone else must have liked the outfit, for an invitation appeared to the Gala Dinner Friday night. Our master of ceremonies was CNN’s Miles O’Brien. We heard speeches from Hugh Downs and Frederick Ordway remembering Sir Arthur Clarke. We received gift packages from the Discovery Channel with DVD's of their new series "WHEN WE LEFT EARTH: The NASA Missions." and a helping of freeze-dried ice cream. It's not really a space conference," Instapundit also concludes, "unless they've got Astronaut Ice Cream at the bar."

At dinner the Lifetime Achievement Award was given to BURT RUTAN. His many achievements in aviation range from the Long-EZ to Voyager. Spaceship One extended his record of accomplishment outisde the atmosphere. His speech was long, lively and very opinionated. Rutan is a treasure who never fails to speak his mind. (photos coming)


Blogger Kea said...

Wow, what a life you lead! You mean, you were the only person in a spacesuit?

11:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are you sure you want to publicize that you had your picture taken with Glenn?

1:39 AM  
Blogger L. Riofrio said...

Thanks kea. Sad to say, but most Space conferences don't have anyone in a Spacesuit. The conferees really appreciate it when someone appears in one!

7:41 PM  

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