Countdown It's been 40 years since the launch of STS-1, and the excitement of that day never faded. Tango Delta A new adventure on the red planet has begun. Words on a Chalkboard 35 years ago, I saw two faded words on a chalkboard. They influenced the rest of my NASA career. Apollo 11: What We Saw Repost of Bill Whittle's fantastic "Apollo 11: What We Saw" video series. Incremental Successes Another historic day in United States Human Spaceflight with the launch of SpaceX Crew Dragon on the DM-2 mission. Demanding Situations Apollo 13 was more than just a "successful failure". If you can’t be good, be colorful Always be COLORFUL! Per Aspera A review of "Ad Astra" with a focus towards the deeper plot. A woodpecker did WHAT? In 1995 on STS-70, a woodpecker brought the US space program to a sudden halt.