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.
- I've started reading my mom's unabridged copy of Don Quixote. Seems like an appropriate choice for someone supporting our space program. 4 days ago
- Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori http://t.co/hGleslyixH 5 days ago
- Three full long days reviewing every detail of a rocket and spaceship. How much fun has this week been! 1 week ago
- RT @NASAhistory: #Remembering astronaut Dick Scobee, commander of STS-51L Challenger go.nasa.gov/J4KF6p http://t.co/nTbdbgTHSD 1 week ago
- After a productive day at SAS HQ in Boulder, I'm in south Denver gearing up for three full days of aerospace systems reviews! 1 week ago
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