Messages from space
In 2005 I sent an email to a NASA engineer because I couldn't find an answer to a techie question about the space station I was writing about in ARIA. The reply came and we batted our conversation to and fro. After a while I realized that the engineer was an astronaut and he was in space as he was emailing me! Eventually my book became published as ARIA: Left Luggage and I wanted to send that astronaut a complementary copy. Today he gave me his Houston mailing address. Thanks muchly Leroy Chiao!