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.
- A well deserved accolade! twitter.com/douglasloverro… 1 day ago
- Can’t wait! twitter.com/NASAJPL/status… 3 days ago
- Well too bad for Antares but they will have another opportunity soon. Meanwhile Atlas is next up shortly - good luck! 1 week ago
- Prayers are with our brave crew for a safe return home twitter.com/Space_Station/… 2 weeks ago
- Great crew - great flight! twitter.com/HistoryHsv/sta… 2 weeks ago
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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
Recently I have been involved in discussions about public risk resulting from commercial space flight. It is interesting to think back to the shuttle days and how those calculations were made. If you ever were invited to a shuttle launch … Continue reading