By now, you all know I do like technology. And sometimes technology just does things I can not explain. Why does the rattle in my motor block die when I get into Stephan’s garage? Why does Vista suddenly go a lot faster when my IT manager comes in? Ask me.
A simple science teacher in Chicago is struck by that same question: “Why?” Or let me rephrase that: “Why, by Horus‘ stinking breath?” The astonished woman gets high tech NASA space mission news directly from the Space Shuttle on her… video baby monitor. Yep. Space shuttle Atlantis directly on line two. Baby in some kind of wet distress on line one.
People from NASA are a bit puzzled by this. They have a gazillion experts in artificial intelligence, aerophobe bacteria’s, micro-meteorite impact sites, thermo nuclear systems and so on, but no doctor in baby monitoring. “It’s not coming straight from the shuttle,” NASA spokeswoman Brandi Dean said. “People here think this is very interesting and you don’t hear of it often — if at all.”
While some hotshots at NASA try to figure out what goes wrong in the piping system, a Chicago family with two small toddlers are happily watching a reality show directly from space.
If your toaster picks up sounds of Richard Branson’s space headquarters, or you are stalked by Chinese astronauts on your Bluetooth headset, give me a call. I might be interested! 😉