Volunteering for the X Prize, Part 1

Today I am off to the X Prize down in Mojava, CA. My dad flew in from Houston, Texas to go with me; we got a rent car and are going to head down there together, a father son thing. Here's my pops, taken this morning:

It's about a 6 hour drive. We have a hotel that is an hour away because everything in the city filled up and sold out, and this was several months ago!

I'll be blogging the whole experience. I am volunteering on the Media Relations team, and have to get there before 9 pm to check in. There will be a meeting at 9:45 with all the volunteers, including Diamandis himself! I'm so excited. Diamandis is one of the founders of the X Prize and has been a major figure in the alt.space movement.

Here's me this morning, looking tired because I stayed up until 4 AM (!) reading Harry Potter; the book is evil and addictive.