Category Archives: aviation

Christmas Eve preps if described by NASA’s Mission Control

The link below is an audio file I preserved from my days working at Kennedy Space Center on the Space Shuttle. Don’t remember where I got it from, but I choose to keep it alive by posting it every year at about this time. It explains the … Continue reading

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Finding time to blog back in the real world

Jeez! SO much to write about but no time to do it. I don’t think I’ll catch up with everything that went on during my leave and return to Afghanistan, but may do it as more time is freed up. … Continue reading

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Wow!

I saw this and had to pass it along: Meet Jarno Smeets, a mechanical engineer who has invented a device that allows him to takoff, fly and land like a bird with what he calls a “semi human powered flying device”. He … Continue reading

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Nov 11, 2010- KSC Update, end of an era

I took the voluntary layoff on October 1, 2010. It was a little scary and weird to know that after 22 years, my work is done here. Am glad I got to know the people I worked with and met … Continue reading

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Jun 23, 2009- NASA SCA pilot’s story

Got this in an email at work and thought I would share it with you. I was wondering what he was doing up there while we were on the runway! Normally they don’t do fly bys. NASA 747 pilot shares … Continue reading

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May 18, 2009- Cool shot looking into the sun

Just another photo of the sun– But if you look close, you can see Atlantis as it was positioning to catch the Hubble. Pretty cool!

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May 11, 2009- Another great launch

STS-125 is on its way– I have been working at the pad prepping it for launch. I was in the commander’s seat when the RSS was rolled back last night at 1714 hr. It was a cool view out of … Continue reading

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