The Cathedral

The Cathedral

The Cathedral of manned spaceflight: An acolyte’s journey. When I think of “cathedrals”, I think of large, imposing, usually European or English Gothic church buildings. I’ve been so very fortunate to check off my bucket list some of the most...
My last FDO Console Log Book entries

My last FDO Console Log Book entries

In November of 2018, I went back to JSC to participate in the sendoff of one my old FDO buddies as he retired. It was great seeing so many familiar faces again. But, after lunch, my old office mate (Big Bird!) took me on-site to the old MCC stomping grounds....
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...
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