Tag Archives: space exploration

Making Technical Subjects Engaging for General Audiences

I’ve often joked that my primary job has been “translating Engineerish into English,” at least when I worked primarily for engineers. Today’s entry came from a friend who suggested I talk about “Connecting to an audience [that] might not be … Continue reading

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After-Action Report: Falcon Heavy Launch

A bit delayed this morning, but as promised, I spent my Tuesday watching and reporting on the launch of SpaceX’s latest launch vehicle, Falcon Heavy. You can read my actual journalistic effort here. Today’s blog comprises my personal observations/thoughts without … Continue reading

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On Site for Falcon Heavy

Apologies for the late entry, all. I’m on site at Kennedy Space Center for the February 6 launch of SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket. My pre-launch article is already live on Spaceflight InsiderĀ and I’ll be writing the post-launch article once the … Continue reading

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Working for Space Outside NASA, Part 4: International Space Efforts

This will be my last posting on the “working for space outside NASA” topic…at least for now. Today I’ll be talking about space efforts managed in nations besides the United States of America (fair warning: this entry is ~3,000 words). … Continue reading

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Working for Space Outside NASA, Part 3: Other Entrepreneurial Activities

This is part three of my discussion on space businesses outside NASA (here are links to Part 1 and Part 2). The goal here, as with previous entries, is to introduce you to the different aspects of the space business. … Continue reading

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Working for Space Outside NASA, Part 2: Entrepreneurial Space Launch

In my previous entry, I described the various contractors that, while not direct NASA organizations or employees, help NASA carry out its mission. Today I’ll take you through some parts of space that are considered–sometimes rightly, sometimes wrongly–separate from the … Continue reading

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Writing for Space Outside of NASA, Part 1: NASA Contractors

Once upon a time, if you wanted to have anything to do with space exploration in this country, you went to work for NASA because they were it. Sixty years after the start of the Space Age, that is no … Continue reading

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