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.
- While at JANNAF I will also lead a panel discussion on recent development issues for late liquid rocket engines. 8 hours ago
- I'm off to Phoenix for the JANNAF Propulsion Conference where I will present a paper on (Rocket Engine) "Hardware Re-Use Certification" 8 hours ago
- After a day at Edwards, this was worth watching again m.youtube.com/watch?v=1Cq7hf… 3 days ago
- Folks been putting satellites in low earth orbit for nearly 70 years. It's gotten so easy that anybody can do it. Or so I've been told. 3 days ago
- Arrived at Armstrong (formerly Dryden) Flight Research Center. It's all about the first A in NASA https://t.co/eb2xCM2RkO 4 days ago
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This week’s crash of a commuter train in New Jersey plus other recent events got me thinking about the lessons I have learned the hard way through several accident investigations. One of the toughest parts of investigating an accident is … Continue reading
The NASA JSC chapter of the NASA Alumni League (the retiree’s association) has been trying to get me to be the president of the chapter for years. I enjoy the organization but did not want to put in the time … Continue reading
When I was a boy, world was better spot What was so was so, what was not was not Now, I am a man, world have changed a lot Some things nearly so, others nearly not There are times I … Continue reading
The retired aircraft that is serving as a sign for the Mojave airport deserves some notice. It was absolutely critical to the safe landing of the space shuttle. Here is why. No other aircraft put as much stress on … Continue reading
“Do good work” – Virgil Ivan “Gus” Grissom This January 30 has been designated ‘Remembrance Day’ in honor of the astronauts who lost their lives in the Apollo 1, Challenger, and Columbia accidents. It is altogether fitting that we … Continue reading
Messy Failure “…the messy interior of engineering practice, which after the accident investigation looks like ‘an accident waiting to happen’ is nothing more than ‘normal technology.’ Normal technology…is unruly.” – Dr. Diane Vaughn “Challenger Launch Decision” (Chapter 6: Engineering Culture) … Continue reading