Orbital Inclinations archive
Date : November 2012

Will NASA have a Christmas gift for us this year?

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Published on: November 17, 2012

As we gain more distance from the election and watch as our elected leaders continue to posture along party lines, assuring continued gridlock with Congress that may indeed drive us over the fiscal cliff everyone is talking about, we also are seeing subtle signs of change within the Obama Administration. Possibly as an example of[…]

Sid Champagne and Emily Perry and the 2012 Harry Kolcum Award

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Published on: November 13, 2012

Spaceflight is a team sport that takes more than just skilled engineers and technicians to win the game. We need managers and accountants, mechanics and janitors, clerks and cooks. And we need people skilled at telling others about what we do here, and why it is so important. Harry Kolcum told the story of launch[…]

Election result: A bumpy ride still ahead for space policy

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Published on: November 10, 2012

As a lifelong fan of the Minnesota Vikings, an NFL team that has been to the Super Bowl four times and never won the big one, and a team that is well known for looking good and scoring well early in the game, only to fall behind and give it up to lose at the[…]

Shuttle Atlantis is cool, Felix Baumgartner can jump in a lake

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Published on: November 3, 2012

Space Shuttle Atlantis arrived at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex on Friday after a day-long parade through the streets of America’s rocket ranch that concluded with an unforgettable evening fireworks display. Eight years after the decision was made to end the Shuttle program, at long last, Enterprise, Discovery, Endeavour, and now Atlantis — all[…]

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