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How We Nearly Lost Discovery

Now that Discovery is safely delivered to the Smithsonian, I think I can tell the story of how we nearly lost her in July of 2005, and how well-intentioned, highly motivated,  hard-working, smart people can miss the most obvious. It’s … Continue reading

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Why Houston Did Not Get A Shuttle

Immediate reaction from many people in the Houston area was that the Orbiter disposition decision was politically tainted.  For example, this was the explanation of my old Rice classmate Annise Parker, her honor the Mayor of Houston. Maybe there is … Continue reading

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Chasing Augustine

No bucks, no Buck Rogers. How the OMB snookered the Augustine Committee. Continue reading

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