Road Warrior

Road Warrior

So… until just a few months ago, I considered myself to be a pretty solid Road Warrior — traveling up to 50% of the time for work, going from coast-to-coast here in the US and even half-way across the world without even batting an eyelash. After a couple...
Noctilucent Clouds and you

Noctilucent Clouds and you

A good friend recently posted this YouTube video on my FB page showing a rare video with *both* Noctilucent Clouds and the Aurora Borealis. Noctilucent Clouds (NLCs, also called Polar Mesospheric Clouds) are clouds made of extremely small ice crystals and are at the...
Orbital Velocity… and great analogies

Orbital Velocity… and great analogies

One of my favorite web-comics, xkcd, did an excellent piece titled “Orbital Speed”, in which they answered a few readers’ questions: What if a spacecraft slowed down on re-entry to just a few miles per hour using rocket boosters like the...
Outreach

Outreach

Our Pastor from church called me a week ago and asked that I be a part of the Outreach Committee, including being on the church’s Board of Governance. I was honored, of course, and after talking with Kathy, accepted. This morning was my first interaction with...
The Free Frontier

The Free Frontier

What, exactly, is the “Free Frontier”? Conservative commentator Bill Whittle has always been a favorite of mine. He put out a great commentary video a couple of years ago on the state of the US Space Program. Unlike some of his other videos, which are...
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