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.
- After work today. Guesses of where I am? https://t.co/y4X36WyjoF 18 hours ago
- Seems I traded the beautiful Houston fall weather - which is short lived - for chilly drizzly northern Virginia wea… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 2 days ago
- nasa.gov/centers/marsha… 2 days ago
- Hurrah! We will take whatever victory there is! twitter.com/houstonchron/s… 2 days ago
- RT @tombrokaw: another deadly school shooting. the 11th of the year. trump at a rally - dems deep in impeachment. not a word on this terrif… 3 days ago
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“I can steal more money with a pencil than ten men with guns” – attributed to Al Capone’s bookkeeper Whenever I did a press conference around a Space Shuttle event, there would always be one super hard question that made … Continue reading
I guess I’m getting to be an old curmudgeon (Hey Kids – get off my lawn!) but there are some irritants in life that just seem to capture my attention, no matter how trivial they may be. So, if this … Continue reading
Thanks to Iron Flight for reminding me of this obscure situation. And for Holly who wants to understand. This mostly true story is about the Space Shuttle payload bay doors and what to do if they won’t shut properly. And … Continue reading
I just finished reading ‘Origins of 21st Century Space Travel’ SP-2019-4415 from the NASA history office. A fascinating book recounting the development of the Vision for Space Exploration in the Bush administration leading up to 2004. Most of the action … Continue reading
Recently I have been involved in discussions about public risk resulting from commercial space flight. It is interesting to think back to the shuttle days and how those calculations were made. If you ever were invited to a shuttle launch … Continue reading
I was born before Sputnik. Yep, that old. I grew up with the space age – the X planes, the Original 7, JPL sending Ranger to photo-bomb the Moon, JFK and LBJ, the whole enchilada. I was crushed with Mariner … Continue reading
Engineering is the art of modelling materials we do not wholly understand, into shapes we cannot precisely analyze, so as to withstand forces we cannot properly assess, in such a way that the public has no reason to suspect the … Continue reading