Astronaut Mike Mullane

Astronaut Mike Mullane on Astronauts Getting the Bends

Astronaut Mike Mullane on Astronauts Getting the Bends

Not just scuba divers, but spacewalking astronauts could also experience decompression sickness. i.e. "the bends" Read More »

Shuttle Astronaut Mike Mullane on the Apollo 1 Fire

Shuttle Astronaut Mike Mullane on the Apollo 1 Fire

Astronaut Mike Mullane has some insights into the ramifications of the Apollo 1 fire. Also, Gus Grissom was buried at West Point and as a cadet Mike marched in his funeral. Read More »

Shuttle Astronaut Mike Mullane on “The Amazing Flight Software People”

Shuttle Astronaut Mike Mullane on “The Amazing Flight Software People”

Shuttle Astronaut Mike Mullane has some thoughts about the IBM team who built the Shuttle onboard flight software. Read More »

Shuttle Astronaut Mike Mullane Describes Orbiter Damage on STS-27 (Atlantis 1988) & STS-107 (Columbia 2003)

Shuttle Astronaut Mike Mullane Describes Orbiter Damage on STS-27 (Atlantis 1988) & STS-107 (Columbia 2003)

Guest blogger veteran Shuttle astronaut Mike Mullane weighs in on the severe impact damage to Atlantis on his own 1988 flight (STS-27) and to Columbia's disastrous flight in 2003 (STS-107) Read More »

Space Shuttle First Flights: Mike Mullane (Don’t Eat Yellow Snow)

Space Shuttle First Flights: Mike Mullane (Don’t Eat Yellow Snow)

Space Shuttle Discovery's flight in 1984 dumped an unexpected "payload" in orbit. Read More »

Space Shuttle First Flights: Launch Of Discovery (STS-41D): August 1984

Space Shuttle First Flights: Launch Of Discovery (STS-41D): August 1984

After Space Shuttle Discovery recovered from a dangerous launch abort in June 1984, the second try was flawless and spectacular. Read More »

Space Shuttle First Flights: Discovery Launch Abort (June 1984)

Space Shuttle First Flights: Discovery Launch Abort (June 1984)

The maiden voyage of Space Shuttle Discovery was scheduled for June 25, 1984. The first-ever main engine shutdown launch abort scared the crap out of us. Read More »

Space Shuttle First Flights: Judy Resnik (“Best Wishes”)

Space Shuttle First Flights: Judy Resnik (“Best Wishes”)

Mike Mullane offered me a personal memento from Judy from their first Space Shuttle flight. I still have it. Read More »

Space Shuttle First Flights: Judy Resnik (First Encounters)

Space Shuttle First Flights: Judy Resnik (First Encounters)

Shuttle astronaut Judy Resnik was a pilot, a classical pianist, and had a PhD in Electrical Engineering. And she was a terrific emissary for NASA, as I found out when I invited her to speak to the IBM Shuttle Software team. Read More »