Space Shuttle Memories – Design Projects

Jul 19, 2011
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The following is a remembrance of the United States Space Program as I have lived it. I will restrain from naming specific people except historic figures and the actual crews of missions I have witnessed or supported. My qualifications for writing this memoir are; a BS in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Texas, three […]

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Space Shuttle Memories – Back at NASA

Jul 19, 2011
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The following is a remembrance of the United States Space Program as I have lived it. I will restrain from naming specific people except historic figures and the actual crews of missions I have witnessed or supported. My qualifications for writing this memoir are; a BS in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Texas, three tours […]

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Space Shuttle Memories – A Dream Realized

Jul 18, 2011
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The following is a remembrance of the United States Space Program as I have lived it. I will restrain from naming specific people except historic figures and the actual crews of missions I have witnessed or supported. My qualifications for writing this memoir are; a BS in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Texas, three […]

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Space Shuttle Memories – A Boy’s Dream

Jul 18, 2011
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Editor’s note: a few weeks ago, Martin Kelly and I were discussing the end of the space shuttle program.  Both of us have a fascination with space exploration, although his knowledge of the topic makes mine seem miniscule in comparison.  During the discussion, it was suggested (I forget by whom) that he write a series […]

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Take a Vacation or Not?

Jul 11, 2011
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This year, many people are choosing to not take a vacation. This decision is based on economic or perceived economic concerns. The price of gasoline is high, but no higher than last year. The job market is tight, but no tighter than last year. The cost of traveling, food, lodging and points of interest have […]

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Celebrate Independence Day

Jul 04, 2011
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This is the day that many kids of all ages wait for each summer. The excitement of cook outs, parades, and fireworks are anticipated and enjoyed by entire families and communities. I am lucky enough to live in a smaller town, where the parades are more intimate, the festivals are filled with friends and children […]

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Delta Unfairly Criticized Over Baggage Fees For Troops?

Jun 27, 2011
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Last month, Delta airlines got a lot of heat for charging service men and women for their fourth checked bag when they are flying home. They had already waived the fee for the first three bags, but their system and policy was that a fourth bag was $200. Delta quickly changed that policy and went […]

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Work Life Balance

Jun 13, 2011
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Work – Home Life balance is a buzz phase in today’s business world. What does it actually mean? For a company, it is the idea that employees need away time to be more productive. That idea is preached and repeated at every major corporation. The problem is that to stand out as an achiever, the […]

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Summer Is Finally Here

Jun 06, 2011
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Summer is finally here After reading Kosmo’s article on politics, I was tempted to jump into that fray, but refrained. The reason is two fold, in my opinion we have enough political commentators on the site (Kosmo was just filling in) and I have a much better topic to discuss; Summer. I know that astronomically, […]

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Memorial Day

May 30, 2011
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Memorial Day has many meanings to many people. To most, it is signals the beginning of summer. Locally, we have a plethora of graduation parties as seniors graduate from high school and college. To our older generations, it was known as Decoration Day; a day to decorate the graves of loved ones and veterans. Today, […]

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