This Day in Blogging History: Mousetronaut, a kids' book by a shuttle pilot; Kerouac v Buckley

One years ago today

Mousetronaut: kids' picture book about mouse in space, written by a Shuttle pilot: Moustetronaut is a lovely picture book by Mark Kelly, a former Space Shuttle pilot and husband of former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. It tells the story of Meteor, an experimental NASA mouse who saves a shuttle mission by scurrying into a tight control-panel seam and retrieving a critical lost key.

Five years ago today

Kerouac on Firing Line: In 1968, Jack Kerouac was a guest on William Buckley's Firing Line tv program.