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Month: April 2011

Isaac Newton

Notes from an ‘almost’ launch: We were on the bus to the Banana Creek viewing site when the scrub news came–bummer, but just part of the game. Coming to a launch as a NASA guest is way cool. The Guest Ops Read more…


All Credentialed up

After a brief delay to locate the car keys, we were off to the NASA KSC Guest Operations Office to pick up the appropriate documents and passes for tomorrows launch. Once that was taken care of, we did a quick Read more…


Finally getting a handle on this Euro 2011 thing.

Air reservations for PHX-LHR, LUT(London Luton)-GDZ (Gdansk) and BUD (Budapest)-LHR are all set. After much analysis and general flip-flopping we decided to skip the Eurail pass and pick up tickets as we go. This week, Laurel’s been pounding away, finding us some Read more…


STS-134, here we come!

Assuming no really unusual glitches in the countdown, one week from today we should be at KSC for our pre-launch briefing. In the paper this morning, there was news the President, the First Lady and Sasha and Malia will be attending Read more…


Just when I thought…

Just when I thought we had the STS-134 launch trip under control, the good folks at NASA conferred with the Ruskies and decided the launch date needed to be slipped 10 days to accommodate a Progress supply vehicle. Bummer! The Read more…


So nice to be back at the Willows.

This time last Sunday, I was enjoying a second pass by the crab legs and sashimi at the Willows on Hausten Street in Honolulu. I haven’t been there in years and it was so nice to be back. Of course, Read more…


Euro East 2011 planning is finally underway.

May 5 has been set as the official departure date. For the TDF, last year, we started in Rotterdam. This year will be a direct shot from PHX to LHR. We’ll be spending a few days in London and then Read more…


Ruskie spam posters:

Dear godless commie Ruskie spam posters: Your attempts to post spam to my blog just don’t work. Better you should spend your time eating a beet, getting wasted on cheep vodka, visiting Chernobyl or catching a disease from one of Read more…