Hanging in there

I was going to be taking a well-earned vacation this week, now that the LLC stuff has wound down.  But apparently I succeeded in destroying my immune system over the past several months, and am not paying for it with a nice case of acute bronchitis.  I don’t know if this means more or less blogging this week, but it does mean less travel.

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Jonathan Goff

Jonathan Goff

President/CEO at Altius Space Machines
Jonathan Goff is a space technologist, inventor, and serial space entrepreneur who created the Selenian Boondocks blog. Jon was a co-founder of Masten Space Systems, and is the founder and CEO of Altius Space Machines, a space robotics startup in Broomfield, CO. His family includes his wife, Tiffany, and five boys: Jarom (deceased), Jonathan, James, Peter, and Andrew. Jon has a BS in Manufacturing Engineering (1999) and an MS in Mechanical Engineering (2007) from Brigham Young University, and served an LDS proselytizing mission in Olongapo, Philippines from 2000-2002.
Jonathan Goff

About Jonathan Goff

Jonathan Goff is a space technologist, inventor, and serial space entrepreneur who created the Selenian Boondocks blog. Jon was a co-founder of Masten Space Systems, and is the founder and CEO of Altius Space Machines, a space robotics startup in Broomfield, CO. His family includes his wife, Tiffany, and five boys: Jarom (deceased), Jonathan, James, Peter, and Andrew. Jon has a BS in Manufacturing Engineering (1999) and an MS in Mechanical Engineering (2007) from Brigham Young University, and served an LDS proselytizing mission in Olongapo, Philippines from 2000-2002.
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9 Responses to Hanging in there

  1. Gary C Hudson says:

    People report this sort of thing all of the time. Troops rarely get sick in combat, but as soon as you get a three day pass and are on the bus to Saigon, you start sniffling. Get better!

  2. Martijn Meijering says:

    Sorry to hear about the bronchitis. Good to see you’re back online. Get well soon.

  3. Mike Lorrey says:

    I just got over a five day flu bout myself, its going around like wildfire here in the Burbank area.

  4. Rob Wilson says:

    Hey Jon – that’s always the way: As soon as your body knows it’s safe to relax, all the lurgs have a field day.

    Get well soon.

  5. Axel says:

    Congratulation for winning the LLC! Hopefully I soon find the time to check the web if Masten has revealed how you achieved that incredibly good landing accuracy…

    Get well soon. And enjoy the break anyway.
    Axel

  6. Axel,
    The landing accuracy story isn’t really that impressive. We knew that if we were going to win, it had to come down to accuracy, so we got a differential GPS setup, and integrated that. The rest was just IIIan taking the now much better signal, and integrating it into a good control loop. And keeping the shutdown transient short to minimize bounce.

    ~Jon

  7. Steverman says:

    Well, at least with Bronchitis you’ll be able to do a really nice bark. I had it every year from 8 until 12 or 13, and I could do a great bark (that huffing cough that you get from bronchitis) after having it that frequently. I don’t miss it.

  8. Unfortunately, most of the illness/recovery process has been driven by the antibiotics they gave me. Totally destroyed my stomach culture, so most of the past two weeks has been me playing the “what can I eat that won’t make me barf” game. The actual bronchitis/coughing side of being sick has been mostly a mild nuisance in comparison.

    ~Jon

  9. Eric Collins says:

    FWIW: I’ve been told that eating yogurt after having antibiotics is a good way to reset you gut bacteria. I’ve not been sick enough in recent memory to have needed antibiotics, so I don’t know if it’s true or just an old wives’ tale.

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