April 23, 2011

The NASA Tweetup for the final launch of Space Shuttle Endeavour is less than a week away!  However, I’m heading out of town early Monday morning for a few days in New York City for work.  So, I’m having to figure out exactly how to pack for a trip that includes two states, visiting a […]

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Shuttle Ballet

April 16, 2011

Below is an incredible video, full of time-lapse footage of Space Shuttle Discovery as it is prepped and launched for STS-131.  The video follows Discovery as it leaves the Orbiter Processing Facility and is raised vertically in the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) and mated with the solid rocket boosters and external tank.  It’s amazing how […]

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Thursday Things – News, a rocket, and #NASABrewup

April 14, 2011

Before I get to the meat tofu of this post… Check out this article on Today’s THV’s web site about me attending the NASA Tweetup!  The author of the article, Ashley Blackstone (@ashblackstone), is an active Twitter user. I sent a tweet to her about the Tweetup this morning, and she had an article up […]

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30 Years

April 13, 2011

Human spaceflight got a lot of attention yesterday. Not only was it the 50th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin’s flight, the first time a human went into space, but the day marked the 30th anniversary of the first launch of NASA’s Space Transportation System, the Space Shuttle (Columbia, to be exact). Below the following commentary, I […]

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Podcasts are Fun

April 11, 2011

So, I’m a podcast addict.  There, I said it. I currently have 5.8 GB of podcasts downloaded in iTunes.  To be honest, a lot of those will never be listened to, but I thoroughly enjoy listening to an entertaining podcast while driving, doing work that doesn’t require a lot of thinking, mowing the yard, etc.  […]

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Launch Dreams

April 10, 2011

The final launch of Space Shuttle Endeavour is scheduled for 3:47 p.m. EDT on Friday, April 29, 2011.  That afternoon, Space Shuttle Endeavour, the newest ship in the fleet, will rocket toward the International Space Station, beginning its flight on the same launch pad used by the first Space Shuttle launch almost 30 years prior […]

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