Yes I agree, that last post was random (according to a comment from one of our readers). I had that picture floating around and decided to use it. Of course, that's what you get when you read this blog. Reading this blog gives you the Space Center news, the semi news, the interesting, the uninteresting, the boring and the downright useless. And then, just when you thought you've read it all, I throw something at you that is totally Random.
Now, to the reader's question. The new Galileo is still buggy. It will take the rest of Christmas Vacation to get it flight worthy. Book a Galileo mission in the middle of January if you want to be sure you'll get the new Galileo. When you book indicate you are booking for the new Galileo. If for some reason the new ship isn't running we will contact you and let you cancel or switch to the old ship.
Hope that answered your immediate questions. Contact me for other questions I don't get to in the Blog. Use the "Contact Us" section of the web site.