I got the call!!!
I have been selected as one of four candidates to be the first echidna in space!
I still can’t believe that the Tea Tree Gully Public Library is conducting a space mission, it’s just incredible!
After my initial excitement subsided, I decided I had better head down to the library to do some research on aeronautics, space craft and the like.
It’s best to be prepared after all.
It turns out that most of the books relating to space travel can be found in the Adult Non Fiction collection at 629.45 while information relating to space and the solar system is held in the 520s.
I selected a DVD on the history of space flight, an encyclopaedia of space craft, a Soyuz capsule service manual and a biography of Neil Armstrong for inspiration.
I wonder what sort of spacecraft I will have the chance at flying? I wish it was the Millennium Falcon! Maybe I could break that 12 parsec record…
Hopefully I will find out more next week when I report for basic training.
Oh no! I just learned that a PARSEC is a measure of distance, not time! Han, what were you thinking. – Anstey