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Close to Earth: Flying from LAX to Prescott

In September, I drove to Prescott, Arizona and tried two different routes. More recently, I decided to try the newly minted service offered by Great Lakes Airlines: flying from LAX to Prescott on their Embraer EMB 120 Brasilia, a twin-turboprop commuter airliner. It boasts … Continue reading

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Gravity’s Afterburn

Seeing the movie Gravity brought back a flood of memories of my work on the space program.  Here’s a glimpse… When the Challenger exploded January 28, 1986, I was working through lunch.  Tom stopped by my office.  “They lost the … Continue reading

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