No, not really. But when so many farewell emails can veer into an uncomfortable To: All of trying way too hard for comedy gold, this one ought to be acknowledged for including the words "highly experimental civilian space travel program coordinated by NASA," not biting off more than it can chew, and not trying to be a hero.
Sent: Friday, July 19, 2013 12:05 PM
It is with sadness that I am emailing you to say farewell on my final day here at BMO. However, it is with great pride and excitement that I am able to announce my future plans.
Just this week, I was informed that I was selected from among tens of thousands of applicants to participate in a highly experimental civilian space travel program coordinated by NASA and the U.S. government. In September I will pack my bags for Florida where I will begin a one-year training program, which will culminate in a six-month trip to the International Space Station. Unfortunately, I cannot divulge too many details about the program and our mission but suffice to say, this will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. If for some reason I should not return, please know that it was pleasure working with you all.
Below is my personal contact info (no email or cell service in space):
All the best,