I have just been reading the transcript of Scott's chat, which can be found here...http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=5...4355&ref=nf
People, you absolutely have to read it, there are some absolute gems in there, well worth reading - actually, well worth printing out and keeping, as an "inspiration hit" to have handy for whenever you're feeling a bit down or frustrated, or start taking the exploration of Mars and the rest of the solar system a little bit for granted.
Two things sprang to mind right away. Firstly, what a great
job Aggie did holding the thing together! Jeez, Aggie, that must have been like trying to herd your beloved kittens!
Secondly, what an absolutely fantastic ambassador for space exploration Scott Maxwell is. I've had the privilige of meeting him a couple of times now, and the guy positively glows with the passion and excitement he feels for exploring Mars. He communicates that passion and excitement, and inspires it in others too, effortlessly, and I really think NASA and JPL should be making a lot
more use of his communications skills and passion for Outreach.
Read the transcript, and you'll be grinning for an hour. You'll see.