1980: Crack was just turning up in the United States. The contras were seeking funds to support their civil war in Nicaragua. And an L.A. kid was looking for an opportunity. The combination would change America.
… is land on something. Tom Rivellini and his NASA team, who specialize in that, put the Curiosity rover on Mars with their mind-boggling sky crane. Now they’re on to the next thing, which is even bolder.
At 28, Mark was bored beyond belief—with his music, with his nagging girlfriend, with the whole East Village poseur scene. Only his ten-bag-a-day habit kept life interesting, but maybe that meant it was time to quit.