By now, you’ve all no doubt seen my blog posts from earlier this week, recounting in words and pictures and links my recent VIP visit to NASA’s Johnson Space Center. Today, in what is actually a first for my blog, I am pleased and honored to bring you a guest blog post by my friend and fellow Star Trek author Kirsten Beyer, who shares her perspective on our June 28, 2013, foray into the wondrous realm of NASA.
(Some of you might have also seen Kirsten’s post on my pal Dayton Ward’s blog; we’re both hosting her post to boost her signal since she has no blog, Facebook page, or Twitter feed to call her own.)
Without further ado, I present Kirsten’s guest post:
Rocket Big…Space Station Pretty…
By KIRSTEN BEYER
Sometimes, words fail me. This is tough to admit. I’m a writer. I’m supposed to be reasonably proficient at this.
But sometimes things happen that are so far beyond words, I just…
Take last Friday, for instance.
There’s a small group of folks on the planet who are lucky enough to have been asked to contribute to the universe of Star Trek fiction. Some see each other a few times a year at conventions. A couple of years back we decided it would be nice if once in a while, we could just gather and hang out without the demands of a convention schedule.
I missed the first one. No way in hell was I about to miss the second.
Last Friday, I was part of a group of writers who were given a special behind-the-scenes tour of the Johnson Space Center in Houston. (more…)