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- I’m so old I remember when they used to be called SSME instead of RS-25 1 day ago
- Gorgeous ISS pass overhead just now. The station started near Venus, flew right by Saturn, and disappeared near Mar… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 6 days ago
- I’d rather be watching a rocket launch than a congressional hearing. Just sayin’ 2 weeks ago
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- RT @NASAhistory: STS-135 (Atlantis) landed #onthisday in 2011, bringing the Space Shuttle Program to a close. The program launched 802 crew… 3 weeks 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