I'll be first in line - next month... apart from the Christmas impactor, someone somewhere tickled my conscience and I found myself signing up to the Planetary Society
after many years of cynical & unconstructive pooh-poohing. (It was the podcasts that did it, really.) Hmmm, what with that, and the EFF
, the FSF
... this card-carrying habit's getting expensive! (Whoops, a little bit of politics there - sorry, Mr Ellison! )
I really do need a new mug; the corporate-logo ones at work are only just
big enough to cope with a two-shot cocktail from the coffee-machine -- I always end up slopping it over the carpet on the way back to my desk , and the large mug looks just perfect.
An obvious idea for additional merchandise -- I'd be willing to pay quite a lot for a large, frame-able reproduction of, well... any one of dozens of classic images posted by the talented bitpushers of UMSF. (Someone point me at the "all-time great MER shots" thread?) Certainly Larry's Lookout, Duck Bay, Home Plate, dust devils, El Dorado, the route maps,.. in fact, I'd buy one a month for a year or two
This would surely kill several birds with one stone -- many people here have either made their own posters, or talked dreamily about doing so. But I'm sure lots of us who haven't the skills to do it ourselves, or the time to run around finding a printer or copyshop that would do would be delighted to contribute to the UMSF coffer. I definitely would! And they'd make fantastic PR / outreach props. (I'm thinking of the view from Husband Hill on the wall next to my desk at work