Last week Tom was talking about setting up a trade route with the natives. I thought he was joking, but apparently he was serious. The problem is that I don't know what they might have that we'd need. Although going the other direction, we do have plenty of glass beads and trinkets that we can send over. [grin] Seriously, at this point I'd hesitate to start transferring stuff back and forth. I want to keep Tom focused on the short term trips and getting some more exploring done. There's still a lot of territory to cover over there.
On the technical side of things, Frank has been contacted by some folks at the Science magazine who want to interview him! How they found out about what we're doing here I don't know, but it looks like we're going to be famous. (Or infamous, depending on how they slant the article.) Having an article published should really increase the number of folks who find out about us. The only problem is that the only people who read that magazine are science techies, and we already know what they think about going outside, so what would they think about going OUTSIDE to a different world. I can't see that happening. Oh, well, maybe they'll have friends who would be willing to go on a trip.
We'll let you know which issue has us in it...as soon as we find out. Next week, more news on the power source to run the Door.