Please be informed…

Please be informed…

50 Years Ago Today. Retro officer Chuck Deiterich was in the Mission Control Center figuring out a way to get the crew of Apollo 8 back home. Enjoy this little ditty he penned about the experience! Twas the night before Christmas 50 years past There were hushed voices...
First Meh

First Meh

Disclaimer #1: Up front, this post of full of SPOILER ALERTS. So, if you haven’t seen “First Man”, stop reading now. If you have, please read on and comment below. Disclaimer #2: I can’t believe I have to say this, but please – my...
Now what?

Now what?

So, we’ve remembered. We’ve talked about what happened, how it happened, what should have happened. We’ve talked about where we were. We’ve honored the fallen and their memories. “Now what?” Do you need to remember? ABSOLUTELY. Is...
Remembrance

Remembrance

For those of us who have been intimately involved with Manned Spaceflight or if you have been interested and valued supporters from outside the program, the week from January 27 – February 1 is a particularly somber time of the year. NASA has identified a single...
Greater than the sum…

Greater than the sum…

“Greater than the sum of our parts…” When the movie, “Mission Control: The Unsung Heroes of Apollo” was announced, of course I was going to be interested. When I learned it was going to be based off the *excellent* book “Go, Flight,...
OV-102 and me

OV-102 and me

In April of 1995, while working at NASA’s Johnson Space Center as a Flight Dynamics Officer, the Space Shuttle Columbia made an overnight stop at Ellington AFB, just down the road from JSC. Columbia had undergone a planned nearly year-long Orbiter Maintenance...
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