Click here for Scott's continuing saga, as parts 9 and 10 of his journal are now online. We're almost caught up! You'll laugh, you'll cry... you'll be very glad you've never had to take a SmartPill.
Not actually the SmartPill, but close
He's the first person with whom I've been in contact who spent a major family holiday in the NASA study... and I have to say, I was wondering if the South Six Kitchen would modify the menu for Thanksgiving!
One of the menu items on the usual rotation is a turkey dinner (Day 10), but I thought it was nice that they moved it to Thanksgiving day for those folks who celebrate. They're happily busy putting up holiday decorations now...
SCOTT QUOTE OF THE WEEK: "This is the longest I've gone without wearing shoes, going outdoors, being exposed to natural light, driving, eating chocolate, or drinking a caffeinated beverage."
Well, Scott... the space program and all its fans definitely appreciate your sacrifices! The "detox" seems tough at the time, but when we do land on Mars, you'll be able to say you were a small part of NASA's ongoing work to make that a reality.
And speaking of NASA's wide-ranging work...
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