I figured out just now that Keith Comeaux, the chief of flight operations for NASA’s Curiosity mission to Mars, is the same Keith Comeaux I used to drink beer with at LSU.
I went out to the screened porch to tell my space geek son Matthew — who certainly knows who Keith Comeaux is, and thinks he’s a rock star –that there are two degrees of separation between himself and Keith Comeaux. And I told him why. Upon hearing the news, Matthew very nearly levitated.
Thank you, Keith Comeaux, for making my kid think his dad might have a smidgen of cool in him, and for making all us south Louisianans and LSU grads proud! It is good to know that at least some of us in the Class of 1989 graduated without sustaining permanent damage to our brain cells.