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Grover on GROVER
- We should definitely include it. I read about it last night here. It's basically a real-life Muppet Mention. Right now, there's a "Trivia" section, so it can go there, or we can rework that as "Muppet Mentions" (the Cookie twitter thing is borderline, but NASA did respond to him directly; otherwise it could just be moved up as a reference since he mentioned the "space program.") Thanks for bringing it up, Brad. Things like this make me happy. -- Andrew Leal (talk) 21:31, May 22, 2013 (UTC)
Big Bird on Challenger
- There's no index, so I just skimmed through and couldn't find it. I did a search for challenger, nasa, and shuttle on Google Books in that title, and didn't have any luck. I'm assuming it searches the entire text, but I'd rather not buy it again to find out. I should really just read it again and make my own index for the wiki. —Scott (message me) 20:34, March 24, 2012 (UTC)
“There was one story in particular that got cut because it didn't fit the tone of the book. He was going to go into space with Big Bird, and they were going to film some things for Sesame Street. He ended up not going -- it was too complicated bringing the bird in the space shuttle -- so that "educator" slot was filled by Christa McAuliffe. That was 1986, and that was the Challenger space shuttle, which blew up on takeoff. (Everyone is breathless hearing about this.) Caroll says that it was a terrible thing, and he gets a shiver thinking about how he could have been on that shuttle. That story was supposed to go in the book, but the publishers decided that it was too depressing.”There's also some information on it in this 2006 blog post. -- Brad D. (talk) 22:59, March 24, 2012 (UTC)
- Yes, that's it! That's what I was thinking of, thanks. —Scott (message me) 21:38, April 8, 2012 (UTC)
I'm parking this image here for now, until we can find more information out about it. All I've found (and I've not dug much yet) is the following from a March 24, 2008 entry on www.nasawatch.com
"It would seem this image (S123E00737B) of a specially outfitted Kermit the Frog aboard the ISS appeared - and then disappeared - from the NASA Human Spaceflight website"