Monthly Archives: June 2007

NASA’s new plan for talking at us, part I

by guest blogger Ken There’s a lot of interesting stuff in NASA’s new “Strategic Communications Framework Implementation Plan” that I grabbed over at NASAWatch. Unfortunately, it is a 79 page .ppt, which makes the prising of any real information out … Continue reading

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Safely in Utah

Just wanted to let everyone know that I made it out to Utah today. I’ll be defending my thesis on Tuesday, so I’ve got a couple of days to put together my presentation, and polish up the thesis a bit. … Continue reading

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Being Had: Lies, Darned, Lies, and ASBL Misrepresentations

Ok, that’s what I get for posting on something before thoroughly vetting it. It really looks like the anonymous commenter was right. I didn’t have too much time to research this out (as my thesis is more important at the … Continue reading

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Lies, Darn Lies, and NASA Small Business Contracting Statistics [Retracted]

[Update: I probably should mention that an anonymous commenter claimed that this story is a big misrepresentation by the ASBL trying to win lobbying points for its clients...it's possible, but I'd really like more data either way before going further. … Continue reading

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And the surveys say…

the 2007 ISDC was a pretty good conference. by guest blogger Ken The survey results have been compiled by one of our volunteers, and with an approximately 3.3% response rate amongst attendees, the feedback was as follows: Overall the conference … Continue reading

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Mach 10 Butterflies

The past few weeks have been total roller coasters. Between Tiff’s health problems, trying to wrap up my thesis, and what we’ve been up to at work lately, things have been nuts. It looks like it was very fortunate that … Continue reading

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Thesis Update

Just wanted to let everyone know that I got my thesis sent off to my committee today. I still need to get all of them to sign off by tomorrow on it being ready for defense, but the it looks … Continue reading

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SpaceX Falcon 1.1 Post Mortem

Ok, I just spent the past two or three hours fighting with a model that was actually working just fine. I feel retarded with a capital R, so I think it’s time for a break. How many of you have … Continue reading

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Thesis Photos

I just thought I’d show you some of what I’ve been up to lately. Before we could do the jet pulsation tests, we needed some good steady-flow tests to demonstrate that we had a system that could accurately detect jet … Continue reading

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Space Prizes Aren’t a Panacea…

…but they do have a rather impressive track record. Saw that list in a comments section on space prizes at SpacePolitics.com, once again thanks to our anonymous friend. Ok, off to bed.

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