Deke Slayton talks to Alan Shepard during Al’s 1961 suborbital flight like a boss. Life magazine photo.
First, the good news: I have an awesome new job, and things in This Space Availableland (located in This Space Available, Florida, of course) are going pretty well at the moment. 
However, I won’t have as much time – except during the weekends – to update this space, so I will go longer without newer updates. However, don’t despair – I will still keep you, dear reader, up-to-date with the latest badassery in spaceflight as best as I can.
This week, a lot of my space tweep friends are going to see the GRAIL launch on Florida’s eastern coast, so I will have some cool pictures and video of that event. I am hoping to make it to MSL (the Mars Curiosity mission) event in November…we’ll see how that goes. At any rate, I wish you all a great week.

Emily Carney is a writer, space enthusiast, and creator of the This Space Available space blog, published since 2010. In January 2019, Emily’s This Space Available blog was incorporated into the National Space Society’s blog. The content of Emily’s blog can be accessed via the This Space Available blog category.

Note: The views expressed in This Space Available are those of the author and should not be considered as representing the positions or views of the National Space Society.

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