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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 a... 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 ... 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... 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 s... 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 class... Read More »

Space Shuttle First Flights: Mike Mullane (“No Place for Civilians”)

Space Shuttle First Flights: Mike Mullane (“No Place for Civilians”)

Astronaut Mike Mullane knew Shuttle was an experim... Read More »

Space Shuttle First Flights: Dick Truly – The Approach and Landing Tests

Space Shuttle First Flights: Dick Truly – The Approach and Landing Tests

I had visions of the Space Shuttle Enterprise gett... Read More »

Space Shuttle First Flights: John Aaron (“Exceptional” Flight Software)

Space Shuttle First Flights: John Aaron (“Exceptional” Flight Software)

NASA's John Aaron set high standards for IBM, and ... Read More »

Space Shuttle First Flights: Phil Shaffer (Again)

Space Shuttle First Flights: Phil Shaffer (Again)

During the Apollo Program, NASA’s Phil Shaffer had... Read More »

Space Shuttle First Flights: Ten Pounds in a Five Pound Sack

Space Shuttle First Flights: Ten Pounds in a Five Pound Sack

The first version of the Shuttle flight software h... Read More »

Space Shuttle First Flights: Engineering the Onboard Software

Space Shuttle First Flights: Engineering the Onboard Software

By comparison to the Space Shuttle, Apollo was a M... Read More »