The misadventures of Commander Merlin and the crew of RV-103
Saturday October 25th 2014

Welcome to the Missions of RV-103 Discovery!

The commander and crew of Discovery welcome you to the Missions of RV-103!

Gypsy is a professional of 20+ years and a very tolerant and patient woman when it comes to me.

Our fearful leader, Commander Merlin, is our cat and she is neither patient nor tolerant.  Sometimes I am not sure as to why she continues to claim ownership of us; though it might be due to the fact that we buy her food and clean her litter box.

Rocketman, that is me,  recently took an early retirement from Kennedy Space Center during the first round of layoffs from the Space Shuttle Program.  I worked on the thermal protection system of the Space Shuttle Fleet.  Space Shuttle Discovery was my first ship I worked on and it has always had a special place in my heart.  The official NASA designation for Discovery is Orbiter Vehicle 103 or OV-103, hence the name RV-103 when it came time to name our RV.

The purpose of this little blog is to chronicle our adventures and mis-adventures as we start our new life as full-time RV’ers over the next 2-3 years traveling the country, and to put our two cents in once in awhile about America’s Human Space Flight Program.

The crew of RV-103 Discovery hope that you will join us in our misadventures!

Be safe and well,

Commander Merlin, Gypsy, and Rocketman

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