My Job Description As an Elevator Pitch … and More.

I’ve been thinking about this post for a bit over the last few weeks, because a lot of people—including many friends!—don’t know what it is that I do for a living. Bryan wrote yesterday about elevator pitches, and that gives me the framework for this discussion. As such: my job description as an elevator pitch.… Continue reading My Job Description As an Elevator Pitch … and More.

Eight Is Enough

Scene: Your narrator walks downstairs, aiming for a mid-afternoon pick-me-up from the vending machine. Arriving at the foot of the stairs, he sees a test rig surrounded by five people. Co-worker, known for droll humor and dry wit: “It’s not rocket science.” Narrator [hitches up belt]: “Well, that’s what I went to school to do.”… Continue reading Eight Is Enough

12 Hour Day

12 Hour Day Originally uploaded by Geof F. Morris Somewhere, some Daylight Shifting Time proponent is thinking: “Hey, dude. Not only did you get to see the sunrise today, you got to see the sunset, too! What a great workday!” I want to find that asshole and punch him in the face. [Why, yes, I… Continue reading 12 Hour Day

Leap Day 2008

Hey hey hey, we shipped some flight hardware … on Leap Day. This has been a possibility for a solid six weeks, and I’m giddy that it happened. Mostly, I’m just tired and want to sleep for about six weeks. But I’ve still got four programs and two proposals to manage [a third ships out… Continue reading Leap Day 2008

Me and Atlantis

Me and Atlantis Originally uploaded by Geof F. Morris Well, this is as close as I’ll get to seeing Space Shuttle Atlantis lifting off. The Shuttle’s Engine Cut Off sensors—which NASA Administrator Mike Griffin has derisively referred to as “Launch Prevention Devices”—has again delayed the launch of STS-122, this time waving off the Saturday attempt.… Continue reading Me and Atlantis