Your first reaction to the photo might be, “Who ARE these guys? Isn’t that one on the left a little old to be sporting a NASA logo on this shirt? And, what’s with the wig?”
Well, the fellow on the left earned his NASA patch. He is a retired space systems engineer and a veteran of the first successful landing on Mars who traded-in his pocket protector for a tie-dye t-shirt and a sequined hat. The one on the right is a self-described “redneck trucker” who transported high explosives for the U.S. Navy and now dons a shocking blue wig in certain public settings.