IndependenceThis blog represents the personal opinions of Wayne Hale only. It does not represent the opinions of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration or Special Aerospace Services, or their clients.
- With no inside information I had picked today for the announcement of the tCap contract. Will have to wait patiently until it happens 20 hours ago
- Beautiful morning in Boulder. I am forced to take part in a morning teleconference sitting on the veranda with the flatirons in view! 1 day ago
- After a refreshing night in Houston, I'm off to two days of meetings in Denver and Boulder. How will I cope? 2 days ago
- Back home in Houston to enjoy the salubrious climate! Kept my record intact by not going 'inside' the DC beltway! 3 days ago
- Hey DC peeps: I've been driving up and down I495. Does that count as being "inside the beltway"? I have a record to maintain! 3 days ago
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A couple of days ago, I had the rare opportunity to visit the Columbia Debris Repository on the 16th floor of the VAB at Kennedy Space Center. It is a solemn experience to walk among the remaining parts of the space … Continue reading
The STS-93 launch attempts proved the adage we knew well in the Flight Director office: When the weather is good, the vehicle will break; when the vehicle works perfectly the weather will be bad. On the first launch attempt – … Continue reading
The summer of 1990 is remembered in shuttle circles as the hydrogen leak summer. We tried to launch Columbia and found that there was a leak in some of the plumbing carrying that volatile gas. The launch team scrambled into … Continue reading
Several people have requested the text or a link to the video of my keynote address on Tuesday. Thanks to the AAS for providing the link. Get your popcorn and take your seats and when you are through listening please … Continue reading
One of the most interesting shuttle flights was STS-93 which put the Chandra Advanced X-Ray Telescope into space. Not only was it the first shuttle flight to be commanded by a woman – Eileen Collins – and the heaviest payload … Continue reading
Just by happenstance I share a birthday, separated by century and a half – with the great American Naval hero David Farragut. On visit to Washington a while back, I snapped this picture of the statue of America’s first Admiral … Continue reading