Space Grrl

by thebradmiskell

Underground Diaries, Part 8

Espying a shapely Trekkie in a mini uniform as she took in the attractions at the 25th Annual WorldCon, I began discretely shooting video of her (read: from behind) when a nearby voice said “And she’s a rocket scientist.”

Busted, I stopped shooting and turned to the owner of the voice, filker Lynn Maudlin (more on filking in Part 11). Considering our surroundings, I took Lynn at her word and introduced myself to Bridget Landrey, your average, everyday Jet Propulsion Lab scientist, SF fan and mom (among other things).

Some weeks later, my new producer/photographer/videographer Didrik Johnck and I caught up with her on a break from her work at JPL in Pasadina.

What follows is my paean to one terribly smart Trekkie.

SPACE GRRL
© 2007 Miskell/Ward

Space girl
Rockin’ the WorldCon
A rocket scientist mom
Rockin’ JPL too!

Met Bridget at the WorldCon
Sci Fi fan and scientist mom
She’d like to be an astronaut
She already drove the Hubble
(I’m seeing double) she’s a

Space girl
Rockin’ the WorldCon
A rocket scientist mom
Rockin’ JPL too!
A Trekkie comma Space mama
Teachin’ girls mad science
She’s a space girl
And that’s what they do

Satellites are her appliances
And teachin’ girls mad sciences (mad science)
She knows brainy girls are hot
Not bothered by
Bein’ at the head of the class
(She’s a classy little lassy)

Space girl
Rockin’ the WorldCon
A rocket scientist mom
Rockin’ JPL too!
A Trekkie comma Space mama
Teachin’ girls mad science
She’s a space girl
And that’s what they do


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  1. 1 Keith Thompson on October 28, 2008 11:58 pm

    Um the 25th Annual WorldCon was in 1967. (Hi, Bridget!)

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