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- RT @ExplorersClub: The @SpaceX Dragon now in orbit has been named "Endeavour" by @AstroBehnken and @Astro_Doug who both flew for the first… 1 hour ago
- Congratulations all around! Great day 4 hours ago
- Ok, now it’s time to pay attention to the weather. It’s been too early until now 5 hours ago
- Nothing like a countdown to bring out the amateur meteorologist in everybody 6 hours ago
- RT @NatGeo: Antarctic explorers such as Sir Ernest Shackleton can teach us lessons about coping with stress and isolation a century later h… 11 hours ago
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Author Archives: waynehale
You cannot step twice into the same river – Heraclitus 540-480 B.C. Heraclitus says that we can’t ever step in the river twice; between footsteps the river changes – banks are washed away, new sandbars are formed, now more and … Continue reading
I was recently contacted by some folks who were interested in – of all things – comments I made in a shuttle press conference some 8 or 10 years ago. These folks were concerned that I and the shuttle team … Continue reading
“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