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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
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