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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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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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Jun 1, 2009- From Universe Today- Eight ridiculous things bigger than NASA’s budget

Written by Nancy Atkinson, this article, written for www.universetoday.com , has a nice take on the debate over spending money on NASA. Why do we explore? In the days of Magellan, Columbus and da Gama, undoubtedly the average person thought it … 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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Apr 24, 2009- New stuff going on

Working out at the pads now that Endeavour rolled out from the OPF. Mosquitoes haven’t come out yet, but expect to encounter them soon. Atlantis is on Pad A (in the foreground) and Endeavour is on Pad B standing by … Continue reading

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Podcast: If Christmas eve were briefed by NASA’s Mission Control

I had this audio file for a couple of years now and like to post it around this time of year- it is a funny clip of how Santa’s mission would sound if NASA were to describe it. Not many people … Continue reading

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