Until now, 2009 Mission Madness has had only minor, anticipated controversy. An agency with hundreds of valuable missions will certainly go through some expected growing pains as they narrow the field of competing missions.
Tonight, however, features a new controversial second front. Mr. Gerstenmaier is appearing tonight on the excessively popular and influential news show, The Colbert Report. Even if Mr. Gerstenmaier doesn’t mention any of Space Operations’ 16 participating missions, will his appearance have an unfair influence on 2009 Mission Madness voting?
As self appointed Commissioner of Astronautics, medianaut, and 2009 Mission Madness watchdog, I may have to look into this matter further.
What do you, the real voters, have to say?