Orbital Inclinations archive
Date : March 2012

Remembering Wernher von Braun 100 years after he was born

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Published on: March 25, 2012

This past Friday would have been Wernher von Braun’s 100th birthday. The famous German rocket scientist was born on March 23, 1912 and passed away in 1977 at the all-too-young age of 65. While the heroic task of landing men on the Moon during Project Apollo was most certainly a team effort, involving literally hundreds[…]

Offseason for the space program: been there, done that

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Published on: March 18, 2012

March madness is in full swing on the college basketball courts, and spring training is in full bloom on baseball fields here in Florida and in Arizona. Both of which can mean only one thing to me: we are in the offseason for NFL football. But just because my Minnesota Vikings aren’t playing each week[…]

Some good news and bad: Honoring Kepler, remembering friends

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Published on: March 11, 2012

This week I don’t really have an opinion to share, so much as I have some good news and some bad news to tell you. First, the good news: If you listened to the March 4, 2012 edition of Space Talk on NASA’s Kepler mission to find planets around other stars in the galaxy, you[…]

Getting robots and humans to get along

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Published on: March 4, 2012

It seems that on any given topic, our nation is split down the middle in its opinion of which side is right, or the best, or should win. Who we vote for, where we shop, what we eat – no matter what the question is, two major choices seem to rise to the top of[…]

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