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

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...
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,...
30 years on: Lessons from Challenger

30 years on: Lessons from Challenger

Space Shuttle 30 years on: Lessons from Challenger It’s hard to believe that it was 30 years ago, on January 28, 1986, that the crew of STS-51L were lost on a cold winter morning as the Space Shuttle Challenger was destroyed from an avoidable sequence of errors,...
Saving Interstellar Private Watney

Saving Interstellar Private Watney

Spoiler Warning: This review most likely contains spoilers about both the Andy Weir novel “The Martian” and the 2015 movie of the same name. You’ve been warned — if you haven’t read the book or seen the movie… maybe you should go...
50 years of Mission Control

50 years of Mission Control

Fifty Years The Mission Control Center at NASA’s Johnson Space Center has always been the heart of manned spaceflight operations. Today marks the 50th anniversary of the first time the MCC supported a space mission – Gemini 4 on June 3, 1965. So many...
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