I Had a Dream

Don Pettit/NASA

I still do, I suppose.

I’ve always (ALWAYS) wanted to go up into space.

And I figured – how awesome would it be to write while you’re up there?

The first fiction written in space, the first fiction (that we know of) written somewhere other than the planet Earth.

Unfortunately, it is not to be.

Astronaut Don Pettit is responsible, and is the first human to write fiction while not on Earth, with his Diary of a Space Zucchini.



“My gardener fusses with my leaves. I am not sure if I like that. I now have four and I do not quite understand why he behaves this way. He sticks his nose up against them. Does he take me for some sort of a handkerchief? Apparently he takes pleasure in my earthy green smell. There is nothing like the smell of living green in this forest of engineered machinery. I see the resultant smile. Maybe this is one of my roles as a crewmember on this expedition.”

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