Friday, July 08, 2011

Ode to the Shuttle Team

A long time ago, I was a Space Shuttle Engineer. To this very day, I cannot watch a Space Shuttle launch without crying. They are not tears of sadness, but of sheer awe. Yes, the Space Shuttle is an amazing machine, and the technology remarkable. But what I'm in awe of is the incredible team of people who worked to the best of their abilities to make each launch happen. The dedication, persistence, and, above all else, teamwork required to get that vehicle off the ground, into space, and home safely is a great example to us all. Many thanks to the thousands of people who played a role in the successes of the Shuttle program.

Some of the McDonnell Douglas employees who worked on developing the Spacecraft Trajectory and Mission Planning Simulation. See if you can spot me ;)


Summerset said...

How totally cool is that!!!

Candied Fabrics said...

Wow wow WOW! I am totally impressed - you're an awesome artist and you were a SPACE SHUTTLE ENGINEER! WoW!

If only all the resources we humans spend on warfare amongst ourselves were instead invested in exploring the stars, just imagine where we'd be now. sigh.