Orbital Inclinations archive
Date : August 2012

Remembering Neil Armstrong

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Published on: August 26, 2012

As the years go by, and we all get older, it’s inevitable that the heroes many of us grew up with will pass on. Those of us who work within the space community have seen that fact hit close to home too many times during the past few weeks as we’ve been forced to say[…]

Schedule vs. safety: The Honest John Story

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Published on: August 19, 2012

Like your first love, you never forget your first model rocket launch. And therein hangs a tale, which among my friends and family is known as the Honest John story. I was about 11 or 12 years old. My neighbor friends had started flying model rockets and since I already was a true steely-eyed-missile-man-want-to-be, I[…]

The good, the bad and the ugly in space this week

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Published on: August 12, 2012

I have some things to say about a variety of topics so let’s call this week’s Orbital Inclinations the good, the bad and the ugly in space. The good of course was the successful landing of the Mars rover Curiosity. Like every good self-respecting space cadet I stayed up most of the night to watch[…]

Curiosity’s landing on Mars: We wait for good news

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Published on: August 5, 2012

POSTED ON SUNDAY, AUG 5 AT 3:00 PM EDT. By this time tomorrow the nation, indeed the entire world, will be thinking one of two things about NASA and our space program. The better of the two is this: NASA is the greatest thing since sliced bread; a world class organization that, with its legendary[…]

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