KMA - MrKlingon's Missle Agency

Saturday, February 08, 2003

Looking for constructive things to do, launch

Dipping into Jerry Pournelle's website for things to think about in the wake of Columbia's loss.... I'm going to make a VB program to handle the "back of the envelope" calculations in his SSX paper, i.e. delta-vee = c * ln (M0/M1)...

posted by Joel 10:14 AM


The other day put up a link to my Columbia artwork. This morning I received this email:

Mr. Anderson,

I was reading about the Shuttle Columbia tragedy on, and found a link to your artwork "Lift". I'm going to print out the poster and put it up at work.

I work at United Space Alliance in Houston. My project is the Cockpit Avionics Upgrade.
for more information.

I grew up in MN and graduated from the U of MN in 1992, with a B.S. in physics. After working for 8 years in Wisconsin on commercial avionics software verification, I moved with my family to Houston for the sole reason of being involved with the space program. I saw from some of your links that you might be a U of MN graduate.

Those of us in the NASA family are still mourning our loss. Your poster is inspiring to me, and I think it will be to others as well.

Thanks again for your artwork.

posted by Joel 10:12 AM

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