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Chicago Astronomer member Cathy, the mistress of the blog known as "The Astronaut Garrett Reisman Fan Club", enjoyed my pics of Saturn & Venus and included them on her site. I looked over her site and found it with useful links and humor:
Be It Known
PROCLAMATION OF THE FOUNDING OF THE ASTRONAUT GARRETT REISMAN FAN CLUB
WHEREAS, Garrett Reisman spent 95 days on the International Space Station without losing his sense of humor;
WHEREAS, Garrett Reisman graduated from Parsippany High School, and "Parsippany" is a pretty great word;
WHEREAS, Garrett Reisman was the first Jewish American to live on the International Space Station;
WHEREAS, Garrett Reisman referred to his wife Simone as his "favorite earthling";
WHEREAS, Garrett Reisman has a cat named Fuzzy, and
WHEREAS, Garrett Reisman made the most impressive video tour of the International Space Station to date
Now therefore, let it be known that Janet and Cathy Ward hereby formally establish the "Astronaut Garrett Reisman Fan Club" and related blog to honor and celebrate the coolest man on Earth. Or off. Notwithstanding his affection for the despicable New York Yankees Base Ball Club. Which stinks.
This 20th day of June, 2008
Cathy's enthusiasm for astronomy and space flight is cool.
Thanks for the link, Joe! My sister Janet is the main reason the "Proclamation" is so funny.
The site started as kind of a gag - we both liked Garrett so much from what we saw in interviews, etc., that we said, "This guy needs his own fan club." Lo and behold, Garrett is as cool in real life as he was in those interviews. He comments once in a while on the blog, and even invited us down for his latest launch, the official Launch Minus One party, and his family's launch day party at a local watering hole. How awesome is that? I couldn't attend because I was busy being, like, 11 months pregnant but some of my family went and had a ball. Glad you like the site!