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.
- Once more heading back to Washington. What can I say? They need a lot of help there. 18 hours ago
- Q to NTSB about SS2 mishap: 'has the FAA culture changed as a result? A: don't know.' As a COMSTAC member maybe we should check on that. 1 day ago
- Listening to an NTSB briefing on the SS2 mishap - at JSC - great lessons to be learned. Hopefully future vehicles will be safer now. 1 day ago
- I thought all the experts had written off the old guy. That judgement seems lacking, doesn't it? 4 days ago
- Heading home this evening https://t.co/Ly8RjsOPwl 1 week ago
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
Category Archives: Uncategorized
“Do good work” – Virgil Ivan “Gus” Grissom This January 30 has been designated ‘Remembrance Day’ in honor of the astronauts who lost their lives in the Apollo 1, Challenger, and Columbia accidents. It is altogether fitting that we … Continue reading
Messy Failure “…the messy interior of engineering practice, which after the accident investigation looks like ‘an accident waiting to happen’ is nothing more than ‘normal technology.’ Normal technology…is unruly.” – Dr. Diane Vaughn “Challenger Launch Decision” (Chapter 6: Engineering Culture) … Continue reading
Friday was a busy day for me and I was off comm most of the day with meetings and whatnot. At the end of the day, I hustled over to the Saturn V barn at JSC to help with a … Continue reading
Wayne Hale Speech at Von Braun Symposium October 29, 2015 First Slide – Pluto Limb from New Horizons In his 1950 book ‘Interplanetary Flight: An Introduction to Astronautics’, Arthur C. Clarke wrote: “the choice, as H. G. Wells once said, … Continue reading
There has been a recent renewal of interest in a post I made five years ago “The Coming Train Wreck for Commercial Human Spaceflight” https://waynehale.wordpress.com/2010/11/14/the-coming-train-wreck-for-commercial-human-spaceflight/ If you find that interesting perhaps you should read my post on Standards from just … Continue reading
“A long term strategy and corresponding plans must also be developed . . . a set of notional milestones, launches, and hardware developments that are sufficiently defined so as to allow a cost estimate” – NASA Advisory Council finding April … Continue reading
Most accidents originate in actions committed by reasonable, rational individuals who were acting to achieve an assigned task in what they perceived to be a responsible and professional manner. — Peter Harle, Director of Accident Prevention,Transportation Safety Board of Canada … Continue reading