Monday, July 20, 2009

Airborn in Orbit

I'm thinking of having this picture framed. My book Airborn is floating -- actually floating! --in outer space beside Canadian astronaut Bob Thirsk. He brought a copy with him as part of his "official flight kit" on his six-month mission aboard the International Space Station.

Needless to say, I'm completely thrilled by this. It's amazing to think that something I created is circling the earth in such stellar company.

I wonder if Bob Thirsk will have time to read it -- but my impression is that they keep these fellows pretty busy up there!
Thanks to the Canada Council for the Arts, who suggested my book to Bob Thirsk, and the Canadian Space Agency who provided this wonderful photo. And of course, thanks to Bob Thirsk himself who agreed to pack it in his luggage!