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“The popular mind often pictures gigantic flying machines speeding across the Atlantic carrying innumerable passengers in a way analogous to our modern steam ships . . . it seems safe to say that such ideas are wholly visionary and even … Continue reading
I’ve been passionate about space exploration from my earliest memories. According to my mother, Sputnik was event that captured my imagination when I was 3. Well before Apollo I had decided the only career for me was in the space … Continue reading
Returning to the history of the hardest shuttle launch I ever participated in, we earlier visited with the circumstances leading to the delayed launch of STS-121, the second test flight after the loss of Columbia and with the electrical sensor … Continue reading
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