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.
- Yesterday discussions all about minutiae of contracts; today is all about rocket engine testing and orbital mechanics. I like today better! 1 week ago
- Back in Houston for the first time in a month! Glad the weather has turned cooler- well relatively! 1 week ago
- Congrats to @Astro_TJ as a certified Flight Director! #Saber https://t.co/RzMeD32aQe makes me old! I'm #26 2 weeks ago
- Listening to @DavaExplorer talk about STEAM and partnerships at MSFC 2 weeks ago
- Spending a great deal of time today on the lovely - and changing - campus of the George C Marshall Space Flight Center! 2 weeks ago
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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
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