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- I am way out west today near where Carl Sandburg once wrote that it is: “a long ride - a long traveler’s route of… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 1 day ago
- RT @RiceFootball: Why go to the moon? Why does Rice play Texas? A historic day. An iconic matchup. Relaunching in Houston on Sept. 14, 20… 2 days ago
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- RT @CBSThisMorning: Marking 50 years of the #Apollo11 launch, @tonydokoupil is joined by @AstroPeggy & Bill Harwood @cbs_spacenews on the f… 2 days ago
- 24 years from Trinity to Tranquillity: first atom bomb test on July 16, 1945 to Apollo 11 July 16, 1969 - peaceful… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 2 days ago
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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
Digging through my files I recently found an email which caught my attention: ===================================================================== From: Larry A. Sent: Thursday October 21, 2004 7:18 AM TO: A whole bunch of people who are probably retired now Subject: SMS Issue – SMS … Continue reading
Two weeks ago, I participated in the NASA Remembrance Day and lessons learned activities which happen every year around February 1. I believe it is very important to remember Dick Scobee, Gus Grissom, and Rick Husband and their crews; to … Continue reading
I’ve spent all week at the Langley Research Center in Virginia; there is much good work going on here. We had no small number of discussion about ‘game changing technology’ without a good definition of what that phrase really means … Continue reading
“The hardest part of any launch is getting the first foot off the ground” – Tommy Holloway, Space Shuttle Program Manager I was doing some online research recently and ran across this document which I had not seen in over … Continue reading