Incremental Successes

Incremental Successes

in·cre·men·tal /ˈˌiNGkrəˈˌmen(t)l,ˈˌinkrəˈˌmen(t)l/ adjective relating to or denoting an increase or addition, especially one of a series on a fixed scale. “incremental changes to the current system” suc·cess /səkˈses/ noun plural noun: successes the...
Demanding Situations

Demanding Situations

Apollo 13 As we approach the 50th anniversary of one of the most amazing and, honestly, miraculous chapters of the United States manned spaceflight program, it’s worth looking at some perspectives that may have only been considered from a popular culture angle....
If you can’t be good, be colorful

If you can’t be good, be colorful

I know that I have readers who are intimately familiar with the US Manned Space Program, but I also know that I have many who are not – so hopefully this will be a new (and charmingly amusing) story for many of you! Some background: Charles “Pete”...
A woodpecker did WHAT?

A woodpecker did WHAT?

Pecking Holes In May of 1995, we were moving ahead with the launch of STS-70. This Shuttle mission on Discovery was to deploy the 7th and final Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS) using the Inertial Upper Stage (IUS) solid rocket booster. I had worked several...
Apollo 50: Go for the Moon.

Apollo 50: Go for the Moon.

Apollo 50: Go for the Moon It’s finally here: the full video of “Apollo 50: Go for the Moon” projection show! Relive the inspiring, once-in-a-lifetime celebration, which unfolded on the face of the Washington Monument July 19 and 20 in honor of the...
Next Giant Leap

Next Giant Leap

Next Giant Leap We Chose To Go To The Moon. JFK’s legacy. That speech at Rice University. That catalyst for mankind’s greatest adventure. Just words. “The exploration of space will go ahead, whether we join in it or not.” Great words....
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