Monthly Archives: November 2011

Jun 16, 2008- STS-124 landing highlights

Was chosen to be an SCO (Space Craft Operator for those not up to speed yet) to support landing Saturday. It was my first time in that position and was a very cool spot to be in. I was one … Continue reading

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Jun 13, 2008- IR view of space shuttle launch

You can see the bricks flying in this video if you look close IR space shuttle launch

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Jun 11, 2008- Landing on Saturday

Landing is at 11:15 a.m. and it looks like I’m on the landing team. I will be opening the hatch for the astronauts and doing the post landing switch list on the flight deck. Don’t think I will be able … Continue reading

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Jun 5, 2008- Initial report of flame trench damage

Initial findings are that the metal tabs that hold the brick in place to the wall are corroded or missing (age). So they will have to refurb the whole trench. They aren’t worried about an impact for next launch, so … Continue reading

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Jun 3, 2008- Pics of the flame trench damage from last launch

As most have heard, there was some damage done to the pad during the last launch. Initial speculation is going through several possible causes: age of fire brick, fully loaded boosters made for heaviest payload launched, malfunction of the water … Continue reading

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May 28, 2008- Long silences

Haven’t been on the site in a while– sorry to all for not responding to comments or e-mails. Trying to get things in order with all that has happened in the program over the last couple of months. Starting to … Continue reading

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Apr 11, 2008- More roll in pics of Endeavour

A guy on the outside sent these to me of our roll in. Posted the best ones here. OPF 2 waiting for Endeavour… Here she comes (slowly) Richie did a good job driving the tug while the move directors gave … Continue reading

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