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.
- Having a great tour this afternoon at Marshall Space Flight Center https://t.co/vMBI8SbkGc 3 hours ago
- I’ll be spending time this week with the ASAP - Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel - at the Marshall Space Flight Center 15 hours ago
- “early Texans were flesh-and-blood human beings, not larger-than-life heroes rehearsing for their inevitable roles… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 2 days ago
- Nothing is ever as bad - or as good - as it appears in the first report 2 days ago
- This is an incredibly important exhibit - especially at this time. See it when the exhibit comes to your center. twitter.com/NASAKennedy/st… 3 days ago
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Scotty : Oh, you didn’t tell the captain how long it would really take, ya? Oh, laddie. You’ve got a lot to learn if you want people to think of you as a miracle worker. In July of 2005 we … Continue reading
My entire professional career I have heard warnings about ‘launch fever’. When a team works on a space project for a long time – months, years sometimes – pouring heart and sweat into it, launch day is the worst time. … Continue reading
Roy Estess was one of the smartest and best that I have ever met. He spent most of his career testing large rocket engines at the NASA installation now known as the Stennis Space Center. In fact, he became the … Continue reading
Now to return to a subject I have left pending for too long: The STS-121 launch. We had three major problems to solve to get approval for the launch. I hate intermittent electrical problems. It doesn’t matter whether they … Continue reading
Digging through my files I recently found an email which caught my attention: ===================================================================== From: Larry A. Sent: Thursday October 21, 2004 7:18 AM TO: A whole bunch of people who are probably retired now Subject: SMS Issue – SMS … Continue reading
Two weeks ago, I participated in the NASA Remembrance Day and lessons learned activities which happen every year around February 1. I believe it is very important to remember Dick Scobee, Gus Grissom, and Rick Husband and their crews; to … Continue reading