A contact from my old church back in ‘dena – Adetutu Aghedo – posted a link in her Facebook stream to an abstract of her paper on atmospheric chemistry and physics: The impact of orbital sampling, monthly averaging and vertical resolution on climate chemistry model evaluation with satellite observations. I love writing that title. It makes me feel smart just for typing it.
Anyway, it reminded me that a friend of mine and ally in the urban ministry trenches is also a rocket scientist. This Latino brother (Central American) has a masters degree in Aerospace Engineering (Astronautics & Planetary Studies) and has worked on space exploration projects with NASA – all while doing urban ministry. So I’ve had my joke all these years. My joke is that it’s not rocket science, but just in case it becomes rocket science, we happen to have a rocket scientist on our team (so all bases are covered). Ok, that doesn’t read as funny as I make it in real life. But you get my gist.
It’s good to have a rocket scientist in your corner….
Remembrance: I remember the day one of their NASA missions was successful. He sent me a photo of the scientists in the room as they celebrated. BUNCH of Latino scientists had worked on that project….