It’s October 7th, and in a few moments I’m heading out to the National Archives in Chicago in search of NERVA (the joint NASA-Atomic Energy Commission program to develop nuclear thermal rockets) material and program files.
As this is another of my digital time-travel experiment messages, I’m sending this far enough out to encompass a time-span necessary to answer my questions… (As I see it, anyway. My Nuclear Rocket Program term paper is due in early December.)
What will I find? Archivists tell me I’m the first to have seriously requested access to these records in nearly three decades.
I’m terribly excited! – the anticipation!
Will I find the photos of phoebus reactors I’m looking for? Do I unearth management information for my space studies class term paper? Any surprises in store?
I can’t wait! =)