You know, writers are really very simple creatures. For the most part, we just want to be left the hell alone unless you want to provide us with love, food, money, alcohol, or recognition for the work we've done. Last Friday, I got a little recognition from the recent AIAA SpaceOps Conference:
Mr. Bart D. Leahy
NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
MSFC, AL 35812
Dear SpaceOps Author(s):
On behalf of the SpaceOps Executive Committee, it is our distinguished pleasure to congratulate you on an outstanding manuscript as presented at the SpaceOps 2010 conference in Huntsville, Alabama. Your topic has been selected by the SpaceOps editorial board as one of the best in the conference and we are pleased to invite you to contribute to the post conference book to be published in the Progress in Astronautics and Aeronautics series by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) entitled “Space Operations: Exploration, Scientific Utilization & Technology Development.” This hard-bound book, scheduled for release in the summer of 2011, will be a compilation of the best papers from SpaceOps 2010, enhanced and updated to include updated results and additional information.
We congratulate you on your outstanding manuscript and hope that you will choose to have it included in the SpaceOps 2010 post conference book.
The SpaceOps 2010 Book Editors
W00t and huzzah!