Per Aspera

Per Aspera

As with some of my previous reviews, I’m writing this while the movie is still playing in the theaters, so… THERE BE SPOILERS HERE Read at your own risk. You’ve been warned. “An Ambitious Space Epic…” Wow. That struck fear into my...
All about that (Double) Bass

All about that (Double) Bass

It was the Fall of 1974, and little ol’ me was in 6th grade at Joslin Elementary. Like all of my classmates, we were given choices of Fine Arts electives (Band, Orchestra, Choir, etc.) and many of my friends were heading down the Band path. I’m not sure if...
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...
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...
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