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.
- 'Rich Purnell is a steely-eyed missile man!" I think I've worked with him. Or his twin. 1 week ago
- 35 years ago today I was in MCC for STS-1 reentry. It was a long time between GWM LOS and BUC AOS. https://t.co/YL5ff4N35k 2 weeks ago
- Today is your last day to visit the Special Aerospace Services booth # 1043 at #NSS2016 #32SS 2 weeks ago
- Seeing more old friends at NSS! https://t.co/VtQigR6YLp 2 weeks ago
- It was good to visit with friends this morning. We love to show off our toys! https://t.co/CtsQkcWYVq 2 weeks ago
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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
Friday was a busy day for me and I was off comm most of the day with meetings and whatnot. At the end of the day, I hustled over to the Saturn V barn at JSC to help with a … Continue reading
Wayne Hale Speech at Von Braun Symposium October 29, 2015 First Slide – Pluto Limb from New Horizons In his 1950 book ‘Interplanetary Flight: An Introduction to Astronautics’, Arthur C. Clarke wrote: “the choice, as H. G. Wells once said, … Continue reading
There has been a recent renewal of interest in a post I made five years ago “The Coming Train Wreck for Commercial Human Spaceflight” https://waynehale.wordpress.com/2010/11/14/the-coming-train-wreck-for-commercial-human-spaceflight/ If you find that interesting perhaps you should read my post on Standards from just … Continue reading