Space Shuttle

Having a permanent space station in orbit is all well and fine, but how to get people and materials on and off it?
Asni’s Art Blog: Space Shuttle

Asni’s Art Blog: Space Shuttle

Having a permanent space station in orbit is all well and fine, but how to get people and materials on and off it? Read More »

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 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 »

Space Shuttle First Flights: The Amazing Flight Software People

Space Shuttle First Flights: The Amazing Flight Software People

The people who designed, tested and supported the Space Shuttle Flight Software were the most exceptional technical team I’ve encountered. Read More »

Space Shuttle First Flights: An Era Ends, A New Age Begins

Space Shuttle First Flights: An Era Ends, A New Age Begins

Space Shuttle is ended. The future of near-earth manned spaceflight is now in the hands of private industry. As I believe it should be. Read More »

Space Shuttle First Flights: The Legacy of Space Shuttle

Space Shuttle First Flights: The Legacy of Space Shuttle

Was Space Shuttle worth it? The International Space Station. The Hubble Space Telescope. How do you set a value on something that humans had only dreamed about? Read More »

Space Shuttle First Flights: Columbia (February 3, 2003)

Space Shuttle First Flights: Columbia (February 3, 2003)

As with Apollo 13, NASA "can do amazing things when they've got their back against the wall". But for Space Shuttle Columbia they didn't try. Read More »

Space Shuttle First Flights: Challenger (“Nature Cannot Be Fooled”)

Space Shuttle First Flights: Challenger (“Nature Cannot Be Fooled”)

Richard Feynman's question about Space Shuttle Challenger was, "What is the cause of management's fantastic faith in the machinery?" Read More »

Space Shuttle First Flights: Challenger (January 28,1986)

Space Shuttle First Flights: Challenger (January 28,1986)

On the eve of the Space Shuttle Challenger launch the Morton Thiokol engineering team protested the decision to launch. They were overridden by NASA 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 »

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