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10 great shuttle pictures
July 19, 2011
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:thumbup:

"it is easy to grow crazy"

July 19, 2011
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stunning
thanks for sharing that
bittersweet, huh?

Willie Wonka quotes..
What is this Wonka, some kind of funhouse?
Why? Are you having fun?
A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men.
We are the music makers, we are the dreamers of dreams

July 20, 2011
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I look at those pictures, and feel so sad that after my personal connection to this program with my dad, Greeney2, being instrumental in the success of YEARS of shuttle flights - the program is over.

With that cancellation, hundreds, if not thousands of jobs are lost, and the pride, honor, and absolute American superiority on the space front has taken a huge hit for the worse.

I still, after all these years from first seeing it, get chills and even emotional when I watch "The Right Stuff". For those who haven't seen it - watch it! The movie is brilliant, the music is amazing, and the honor and pride we took in the early stages of the space program shine in this movie!

It frustrates me that this is the end... and it's going "private sector" I dont care about the success of the private sector. I want my government... my peers... my AMERICAN FRIENDS to make the space shuttle and push the limits of human exploration. I don't care if the "Googles" of the world pay their way to achieving it.

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July 20, 2011
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"The Right Stuff" is such a great movie.
Truly insperational
People don't realize I think..some of our greatest minds worked and work for NASA..some of the best of us
Let's hope, let us believe, this is not the end, but merely a pause just before a new (and maybe even more exciting) chapter begins.

Willie Wonka quotes..
What is this Wonka, some kind of funhouse?
Why? Are you having fun?
A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men.
We are the music makers, we are the dreamers of dreams

July 20, 2011
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"bionic" wrote: "The Right Stuff" is such a great movie.
Truly insperational
People don't realize I think..some of our greatest minds worked and work for NASA..some of the best of us
Let's hope, let us believe, this is not the end, but merely a pause just before a new (and maybe even more exciting) chapter begins.

Indeed.

"it is easy to grow crazy"

July 20, 2011
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The first half of the Right Stuff was really something my Dad, John Grandfather he never knew, would have been very proud of seeing. He was a Areonautical Engineer for Bell Aircraft in the 40's and 50's, and was very much a part of all the X-planes at Bell. As a kid, we traveled from Buffalo to Pearblossom, and lived for the summer where Dad went Daily to the Edwards AF base for the Maiden flight of the X-5, which he was the flight test structual engineer. At that time one of the later X-1's had its first glide test. He was a big part of the later X-1A, X-1B, and the X-2 programs. All these years after, the highway through pearblossom has not changed and my sister remebers the very house we lived in for that summer in 1951. I seriously have thought about writing a book, YES WITH A SPELLING CORRECTOR PROGRAM, of the life of my Grandfather, who was a steamfitter on the Railroad locomotives, to my Dads and my aerospace carreers. I think how they all connect both in the home side and in our working lives is neat story.

John has worked for years with FIOA requests for many of my Dads programs. One of which is the Bell BOMI design of what evolved to the Boeing Dynasour, and onto the current Shuttle design. It all began with a Bell Aircraft concept, in a period of time my Dad was in charge of many advanced design concepts, that never made if off the drawing boards. At one time he headed a department that was designing 6 different ideas, he than went on to the Rascal Missile program.

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