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....
One Giant Influence

One Giant Influence

Fifty Years Well… here we are, fifty years after Neil and Buzz landed on the Moon. Fifty years after that “One Small Step…” There are so many celebrations. So many memories. So many recreations, parties, movies, television specials, etc....
Restore, but don’t remove.

Restore, but don’t remove.

Restore, but don’t remove. With the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing rapidly approaching, we’re seeing a much-welcomed and enthusiastic set of memories, restorations, and new looks at the US Space Program of the 1960s. I am VERY happy and...
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...
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