Category Archives: engineering

Interview: Michael Doornbos, Maker and Documentation User

I meet a lot of interesting people in the space business. One of them, Michael Doornbos, is a veteran, engineer, and pilot who now works on software and websites of various sorts who builds things in his spare time like … Continue reading

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Guest Speaking: Senior Practicum

I again had the pleasure of speaking to a group of Marika Siegel‘s senior-level technical writing students at Michigan Tech University. They sent me a list of excellent questions in advance related to tech writing in general, job hunting, and … Continue reading

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Researching New Topics

Updated 7/2/2021 to fix a typo and add a few words. I haven’t talked about my class at Kepler Space Institute in a while, so I thought I’d take this opportunity to provide an update on my work there. As … Continue reading

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Avoiding Conflicts of Interest

I dropped out of my reporting job at Spaceflight Insider (SFI) three years ago–not because of any wrongdoing, but because my various freelance contracts in the aerospace business were starting to interfere with my ability to write stories for SFI. I … Continue reading

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You Can’t Always Get What You Want…

Updated 3/25/21, 10:29 a.m. I’ve confirmed my application and acceptance with Kepler Space Institute and am now just waiting waiting for class registration. It turned out not to be exactly what I had in mind, but as the Rolling Stones … Continue reading

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