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Re: Wayne Hale sets up his own blog site
« Reply #582 on: 01/07/2022 11:00 am »
Flying New Spacecraft: https://waynehale.wordpress.com/2022/01/05/flying-new-spacecraft/


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Returning to the propulsion area, during the very first firing of the Orbital Maneuvering System engines a pressure measurement on the inlet of one engine showed a small uptick during the burn.  Not enough to cause problems but a funny thing nonetheless.  A young back room flight controller on the next shift caught that uptick and kept the data.  After the flight he made a presentation to the Orbiter Project manager asking that the fuel line into that engine be inspected – a nontrivial task.  After some discussion (a story for another day), the inspection was ordered, and the remains of a plastic bag were found on the filter to the inlet of the engine.  Not a good thing.  I knew that young flight controller well and wound up working for him later in my career.  I hear he’s still working actively at SpaceX; his name is Bill.  By the way, those OMS engines are stored for use as the main spacecraft engine for the upcoming Orion missions.  Hope we cleaned out those lines well.
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Re: Wayne Hale sets up his own blog site
« Reply #583 on: 04/10/2022 02:45 am »

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Re: Wayne Hale sets up his own blog site
« Reply #584 on: 07/08/2022 10:45 pm »
Don't know if this is mentioned in the thread, but here's Wayne giving Lec 18 | MIT 16.885J Aircraft Systems Engineering, Fall 2005






The entire course is pure 100% sugar candy to anyone interested in spaceflight.
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Re: Wayne Hale sets up his own blog site
« Reply #585 on: 09/10/2022 06:46 pm »
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Re: Wayne Hale sets up his own blog site
« Reply #587 on: 01/14/2023 06:57 pm »
Another Wayne Hale blog installment. "Lessons Not To Be Forgotten". Tis Remembrance time at NASA.

https://waynehale.wordpress.com/2023/01/14/lessons-not-to-be-forgotten/

Edit:title correction
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Re: Wayne Hale sets up his own blog site
« Reply #588 on: 04/12/2023 07:29 pm »
Another entry of Wayne Hale's Blog.

"Due Consideration"

https://waynehale.wordpress.com/2023/04/12/due-consideration/
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Re: Wayne Hale sets up his own blog site
« Reply #589 on: 06/19/2023 10:28 pm »
Trying to be funny like that today would get them and the NASA Administrator fired and result in Congressional and likely DoJ investigations for civil rights violations...  https://twitter.com/waynehale/status/1670553749494935554
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Re: Wayne Hale sets up his own blog site
« Reply #590 on: 06/20/2023 10:21 am »
Trying to be funny like that today would get them and the NASA Administrator fired and result in Congressional and likely DoJ investigations for civil rights violations...  https://twitter.com/waynehale/status/1670553749494935554
Depends on whether that's a nickname with a story behind it and Sally Ride in on the joke, or something despised but stemming from the culture of the time (with any raised voices risking being accused of 'rocking the boat' 'not being a team player' etc). Statistically, the latter is more likely to be the case, even today.
Asking Sally Ride herself may clarify, possibly with an amusing story if there is one behind it.

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Re: Wayne Hale sets up his own blog site
« Reply #591 on: 06/20/2023 10:42 am »
Trying to be funny like that today would get them and the NASA Administrator fired and result in Congressional and likely DoJ investigations for civil rights violations...  https://twitter.com/waynehale/status/1670553749494935554
Depends on whether that's a nickname with a story behind it and Sally Ride in on the joke, or something despised but stemming from the culture of the time (with any raised voices risking being accused of 'rocking the boat' 'not being a team player' etc). Statistically, the latter is more likely to be the case, even today.
Asking Sally Ride herself may clarify, possibly with an amusing story if there is one behind it.

Emphasis mine.

That might be a bit of a problem for us mortals here on Earth...

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Re: Wayne Hale sets up his own blog site
« Reply #592 on: 06/20/2023 05:58 pm »
https://twitter.com/waynehale/status/1670553749494935554
Depends on whether that's a nickname with a story behind it and Sally Ride in on the joke, or something despised but stemming from the culture of the time (with any raised voices risking being accused of 'rocking the boat' 'not being a team player' etc). Statistically, the latter is more likely to be the case, even today.
Asking Sally Ride herself may clarify, possibly with an amusing story if there is one behind it.
Emphasis mine.
That might be a bit of a problem for us mortals here on Earth...
I suspect the joke refers to the press and public's interest in Sally, as the first American woman astronaut in space, to the exclusion of the rest of the crew.
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Re: Wayne Hale sets up his own blog site
« Reply #593 on: 10/12/2023 05:42 pm »
Another installment of Wayne Hale's blog, "Reading the Pads"

https://waynehale.wordpress.com/2023/10/07/reading-the-pads/

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Re: Wayne Hale sets up his own blog site
« Reply #594 on: 12/06/2023 10:14 pm »
https://twitter.com/waynehale/status/1732530964490850687

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New blog post up:

https://waynehale.wordpress.com/2023/12/06/protecting-the-bird-sanctuary/

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Protecting the Bird Sanctuary
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Re: Wayne Hale sets up his own blog site
« Reply #595 on: 12/09/2023 05:26 pm »
https://twitter.com/waynehale/status/1733549922018853201

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A second blog post this week!  Heavens!

https://waynehale.wordpress.com/2023/12/09/flight-delay/

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Flight Delay
A few days ago, I wrote about ‘Protecting the Bird Sanctuary’.  I hope you read it.

Because I told you that story just to be able to tell this one.

I put this story in the ‘mostly true’ category – I was the Ascent Flight Director and can attest to my end of it.  But the real story belongs to NASA Astronaut Richard N. “Dick” Richards.

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Re: Wayne Hale sets up his own blog site
« Reply #596 on: 12/13/2023 11:51 am »
Another entry with the subject being the: Von Braun Symposium speech Oct. 29, 2015


https://waynehale.wordpress.com/2015/11/04/von-braun-symposium-speech-oct-29-2015/

This speech held up pretty well over the years. It's also a good reminder where the "Piper Cubs" analogy actually comes from.

"Remember this: in exploration it is very important to keep safety always in our plans. But in exploration, safety is not the most important thing. In exploration, the most important thing is to actually go.": Yep.
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Re: Wayne Hale sets up his own blog site
« Reply #597 on: 01/11/2024 12:45 am »
https://twitter.com/waynehale/status/1745221447708995879

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New Blog Post about safety:
https://waynehale.wordpress.com/2024/01/10/the-most-important-thing/
Quote from: Wayne Hale
The Most Important Thing
I have a good friend who flew helicopters in combat for the US Army.

His number one rule is “Don’t Do Stupid.”
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Re: Wayne Hale sets up his own blog site
« Reply #598 on: 02/18/2024 12:57 pm »
Another installment of Wayne Hale's Blog, entitled "Terminal Count"

https://waynehale.wordpress.com/2024/02/17/terminal-count/

I always knew that once the PAO announced that they were "into the 'terminal count'" good things were about to happen.

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1) "A young Flight Director(Mr Hale) on console with the SOO7 document open on the console shelf – red binder."


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