Television viewers in the '60s were faced with one life-altering
choice: "Lost in Space" or "Star Trek." I lament the fact that I am
not a trekkie, but I'm just not.
So it is from the perspective of one who believes that June
Lockhart remains a pioneer of space travel that I read the recent
news about a space-tourism conference to be held in Washington,
D.C., this summer.
The first day of the confab will focus on space-tourism
products, such as permanently orbiting hotel resorts. The second
day will shed light on "inhibitors" to space-tourism. Presumably
there will be a seminar on the fact that there are no
permanently orbiting hotel resorts and that even if there were,
hardly anybody, not even Anna Nicole Smith, I'll bet, would book a
room at one.
I'll also bet that when they open the first permanently orbiting
hotel resort gift shop, the shelves will be filled with Pet Rocks
and Mood Rings. "Danger, Will Robinson."