I got my Space Adventures video, and this time it works! I asked for it in 2 formats, DVD and MPEG, so I've got it all backed up and I'm a happy space camper.
It's fairly dull; the camera men insisted on keeping the camera on ME for most of it, which is silly because I'm hardly movie material, and everything going on around me is much more interesting... They even had the camera in the cockpit of the MIG pointed right at me, so 30 minutes of the movie is just me looking really out of place in a Russian supersonic jet fighter and the really loud sound of the engine. Blah. They have a little bit at the end of the take-off and arrival of me in the acrobatic L-39, but nothing of while I was actually up in the air, which leaves open a man-on-the-moon sort of debate as to whether I actually went up in the thing and did some acrobatics or whether it was all staged... But all that matters is that my friend Jen believes me! (10!) If only Neil Armstrong had so good an alibi...
But even with all that, I had a blast watching it... it made me want to go again. I am definately not done with Space Adventures; I have to retry the zero-gravity flight, and I'm thinking about the sub-orbital adventure... we'll see.
Anyway, still no word on our contract... although there have been hints that all is not lost. If they don't tell us by the middle of february that we have to go, then the contract stipulates that it is extended by default. So, that should be the latest that we know what the deal is. I think they're keeping quiet because they're having so much fun bullying us into non-contractual work... once the new contract is signed, they won't be able to do that.
Enough of that... it's bored. I don't really care anymore; I can stay or I can go. Either option has it's pluses, really. All I really care about is getting another vacation soon so that I can have something interesting to blog about rather than periodic "still no word" entries... hey! Like THIS one!