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Asni’s Art Blog: Space Shuttle

Asni’s Art Blog: Space Shuttle

Having a permanent space station in orbit is all w... 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... 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 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: 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 m... 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 Spa... 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 whe... 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 Cha... 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 ... 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: 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 dan... 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 (“Best Wishes”)

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

Mike Mullane offered me a personal memento from Ju... Read More »

Space Shuttle First Flights: STS-1 (Columbia) The First Orbital Flight

Space Shuttle First Flights: STS-1 (Columbia) The First Orbital Flight

Our Shuttle flight software team had the “distinct... 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: John Aaron (Software Failure Is Not An Option)

Space Shuttle First Flights: John Aaron (Software Failure Is Not An Option)

I met with John Aaron to explain why IBM couldn’t... Read More »

Space Shuttle First Flights:  John Aaron (Error-Free Code?)

Space Shuttle First Flights: John Aaron (Error-Free Code?)

NASA required IBM’s Space Shuttle software to be d... 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: “Fly-by-Wire”

Space Shuttle First Flights: “Fly-by-Wire”

During high speed atmospheric flight, the extreme ... Read More »

Space Shuttle First Flights: Onboard Computers (Shuttle vs. Apollo)

Space Shuttle First Flights: Onboard Computers (Shuttle vs. Apollo)

The Space Shuttle's onboard computer system alone ... Read More »

Space Shuttle First Flights: Why Shuttle Has Wings

Space Shuttle First Flights: Why Shuttle Has Wings

An Air Force requirement demanded wings for the Sp... Read More »

Space Shuttle First Flights: “Space Transportation System”

Space Shuttle First Flights: “Space Transportation System”

In spite of having four separate sets of rocket en... Read More »

Space Shuttle First Flights:  Shuttle and the X-15

Space Shuttle First Flights: Shuttle and the X-15

In 1959, U.S. astronauts piloted an airplane-shape... Read More »

Space Shuttle First Flights: STS-135 (End of An Era)

Space Shuttle First Flights: STS-135 (End of An Era)

Now that the era of Space Shuttle has passed, was ... Read More »

An Interview with Kevin R. Grazier, Science Consultant for GRAVITY

An Interview with Kevin R. Grazier, Science Consultant for GRAVITY

Kevin R. Grazier is a planetary scientist and frie... Read More »

IAAA Gallery: Marilynn Flynn – Aspirational Astronaut

IAAA Gallery: Marilynn Flynn – Aspirational Astronaut

The space art of Marilynn Flynn - one of the few e... Read More »

IT’S (NOT) ROCKET SCIENCE:  The International Space Station

IT’S (NOT) ROCKET SCIENCE: The International Space Station

I was watching the TV commercial featuring the Spa... Read More »