This afternoon, Bob and Hilary left for a quick trip to Sacramento. For several years, Hilary has been a student member of AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics). She received an invitation to attend a Dinner/Lecture in Sacramento:
Speaker: Mel Bulman, Chief Engineer, Advanced Propulsion, Aerojet
Subject: The History of Nuclear Propulsion Development: 1950's to Present
And, here's the "blurp" that was on the invitation:
“The navigation of the solar system requires for its successful accomplishment on the disintegration of atomic matter.” – Robert H. Goddard 1907. It has long been recognized that nuclear power is required for practical interplanetary travel. This presentation covers the history and future potential for Space Nuclear Propulsion. Actual Test footage and NASA animated missions will accompany the talk."
To that I say,
"ARE YOU SPEAKING A FOREIGN LANGUAGE?"
Bob and Hilary were soooo excited!! Guess when you're a "geek", things like this sound interesting! :)
Well, I must go! Lyle and I (the "normal" ones) are going out to dinner and hang out while the "geeks" are gone!!