Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Aviation: Pilot Retirement Age

A lot of news organisations have reported on the forced retirement of Southwest Airlines pilot (and former astronaut), Robert "Hoot" Gibson at age 60. All of these reports have focused on the mandatory retirement rule. But some of these stories mention in passing that Gibson is married to an astronaut.

Talk about burying the lede! NASA put a gay man in space?!?!? When did that happen? How come there was no outcry from the Religious Right, fighting to preserve the sanctity of space?

Update. Okay, apparently he's married to a female astronaut. My bad.

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