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Ground Up Rendezvous

The recent success of SpaceX in sending their Dragon capsule to the International Space Station reminded me of the first Space Shuttle ground up rendezvous and the difficulties we had during that mission.  Of course we were planned it on … Continue reading

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JFM to the rescue

I started working in NASA’s mission control back in the days that dinosaurs roamed the earth and all computers were mainframes.  There was a quintet of IBM 370/65’s on the first floor of the MCC and we flight controllers weren’t … Continue reading

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