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.
- Soo many congressmen, so little time 4 hours ago
- RT @jeff_foust: Fifty years ago today, Gemini 3 launched two astronauts—and one infamous corned beef sandwich. bit.ly/1DO60So 3 days ago
- Once more on the road: this time to Washington to walk the hallowed halls of Congress attempting to get them to do the right thing! 3 days ago
- Fruit basket turnover this AM at Hobby airport: new lane restrictions at drop off, new location for SWA bag check in, mob scene everywhere 3 days ago
- Listening to Dr Dittmar speaking to the JSC AIAA and NAL about the 'Pathways to Exploration' study on spaceflight. 6 days ago
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