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 Hobbyspace.com put up a link to my Columbia artwork. This morning I received this email:
I was reading about the Shuttle Columbia tragedy on Hobbyspace.com, 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