Friday, November 16, 2012
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Last Saturday, Gala and I went to see Wayne Hancock - one of my all-time favorite musicians. Wayne never dissapoints as he transports you back to the days of Hank Williams and Jimmie Rodgers through his special blend of country, western swing and blues.
Here are two of my personal favorites:
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Note: Well the Shuttle Exhibit has been open for a week so I'm re-posting the articles I took down prior to the Enterprise' big unveiling as pretty much anybody can go and visit the exhibit and take their own photos. Besides, a quick search on google will reveal hundreds of interior shots of the orbiter.
Now that The Space Shuttle Enterprise is safely aboard the Intrepid, we needed to get her ready for the exhibit's opening on July 17th. When I first arrived in the morning I expected that work to be mainly external cosmetic repairs. To my surprise, I was greeted by two of Johnson Space Center's Shuttle technicians and a ladder leading to an open hatch within the starboard rear wheel well. A lot of rain water had seeped into the orbiter during its stay in JFK airport and we needed to begin opening the hatches and dry her out.
As far back as I can remember, I've been obsessed with NASA and the space program. As a kid (and yes, even as an adult) I've dreamed of becoming an astronaut. While other kids idolized athletes like Wayne Gretzky or Don Mattingly, the men and women of the astronaut corps were my heroes. So getting the opportunity to help maintain an actual Space Shuttle with the Aircraft Restoration Team on the Intrepid comes pretty close to living out those dreams.
Commander Rick D. Husband, Pilot William C. McCool, Payload Commander Michael P. Anderson, Payload Specialist Ilan Ramon, Mission Specialist Kalpana Chawla, Mission Specialist David M. Brown and Mission Specialist Laurel Clark.
If you would like to learn more about volunteer opportunities on the USS Intrepid visit their website here.
Saturday, June 9, 2012
Okay, so I posted a bunch of photos of the Enterprise prototype-airplane-looking-space-thingy taken during my long weekend working on it with the rest of the Aircraft Restoration Team. Unfortunately, the powers at be would like the work to remain hush hush until the Shuttle Pavillion display for the aforementioned prototype-space-thingy opens next month. I promise I'll share the photos when it's cool to do so.
In the meantime, here's what it definitely does NOT look like inside the Enterprise prototype-airplane-looking-space-thingy:
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
The Space Shuttle Enterprise OV-101 made its way up the Hudson River today via barge and arrived at its new home, the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum around 1pm. The shuttle will be hoisted up onto the flight deck of the Intrepid where it will be on display until a permanent building across the street can be constructed.
I managed to get pretty close and took these photos:
Some photos of the Enterprise being moved to the flight deck of the Intrepid*: