Did I ever tell you guys the story of when I was stagehand for Michio Kaku's lecture a few weeks ago
and a few hours before the lecture I was happily sweeping the floors of the stage left hallway outside of the dressing rooms all by myself, loudly whistling Michael Haggins’s “Daybreak” and just having a nice time, before realizing that Dr. Kaku was in his dressing room the whole time and I was probably irritating the shit out of him?
Mr. Kinzler was known as NASA’s Mr. Fix-It and the savior of the United States’ $2.5 billion space station, the Skylab.
He also designed the flagpoles that still fly the American flag on the lunar surface. And much to my father’s delight, Kinzler’s team designed the collapsible golf club swung by Alan Shepard during the Apollo 14 mission. (I’ll do a photoset tribute later this weekend.)