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.
- On a more serious note: let's hope it is not August 1914 once again. 1 day ago
- Once more at the world's busiest airport! Enjoying a Frosted Orange, of course! 1 day ago
- 100 years ago today: Nov 21, 1915, the icebound ship Endurance sinks in the Antarctic challenging the survival of the Shackleton expedition. 4 days ago
- Sadly leaving Southern California without having had the chance to get my In-N-Out burger! 4 days ago
- Trying to live up to the legacy! https://t.co/L9FkrVS900 6 days ago
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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
“A long term strategy and corresponding plans must also be developed . . . a set of notional milestones, launches, and hardware developments that are sufficiently defined so as to allow a cost estimate” – NASA Advisory Council finding April … Continue reading
Most accidents originate in actions committed by reasonable, rational individuals who were acting to achieve an assigned task in what they perceived to be a responsible and professional manner. — Peter Harle, Director of Accident Prevention,Transportation Safety Board of Canada … Continue reading
When I worked for the government, I never really understood what industry was doing; it was all behind a curtain. They gave only glimpses of what they wanted the government to see. Those of us in the civil services always … Continue reading