Tag Archives: NASA

Space is back, baby!

I was fortunate to catch the movie ‘Gravity’ this weekend, in 3D, of course. The movie stars Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, who are two of my favorites. But it wasn’t the ‘star’ power that caught me, it was the … Continue reading

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Another Plug for Space

I think we’ve reached saturation. I listened to both the local and national news this afternoon. Protests, anniversaries of gun shootings, accidental deaths, and celebrity deaths all made the news. Only on Facebook did I see some mention of an … Continue reading

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Working the Other Side of the Rope

I’ve worked in the aerospace field for twenty years and I’m often asked if I’ve been able to fly on any of the aircraft I work on. Well, the short answer is ‘No’. The US Air Force owns most of … Continue reading

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More about My Mentor, Larry

Larry knew this job was my first real shot at a career since my divorce. He had a lot of patience for my situation. There were times when I had to take off from work due to a sick child. … Continue reading

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An Anniversary for Innovation

Today, May 5th, marks the fiftieth anniversary of the day Alan Shepard trusted the engineers and scientists to launch him into outer space and return him in one piece. He became the first American in space; Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin … Continue reading

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How the PE Got the Job

My last post discussed my path to getting the PE license. How did I do? On a wintry day in February 1986, I received a formal letter announcing my passage into the professional engineering realm. I was a card carrying, … Continue reading

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