Dec 1, 2008- STS-126 Landing support EAFB

I’m back in California for landing team support and, as you all saw, it landed here this afternoon. Up until around 11 this morning, it was up in the air (unless you have Weather Channel and internet access to actually see the nasty cold front that blew through Florida today right around the two landing times). Yesterday I walked around the NASA hangar and saw the abort flight test module for the Ares/Orion program that is supposed to fly next year from White Sands. They are in the process of wiring the capsule for the flight. I wasn’t able to go in, but there wasn’t much to see in there yet– half routed wire harnesses and bare metal. Going to work tonight at 10 for a 12 hour shift– we will be doing 12s until the rest of the ferry team show up late tomorrow. Will have more tomorrow.


About John Sep

Former Space Shuttle aerospace technician and private pilot now looking towards the next great adventure. Soon to be heading home from my overseas assignment! Transfered my blog from MySpace to here so check my older stuff for info and pictures from my days in space shuttle processing- lots of behind the scenes stuff! He drew pics, flew planes, fought fires and helped launch people into space - what will he do next?
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