The misadventures of Commander Merlin and the crew of RV-103
Tuesday September 2nd 2014

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The World Lost a Good Man Yesterday: Edward Nichols 8-19-1953 to 10-06-2010

The World Lost a Good Man Yesterday: Edward Nichols 8-19-1953 to 10-06-2010

My good friend Edward Nichols was killed yesterday in an auto accident in North Carolina.  None of you know him, but he has impacted literally hundreds of lives in WV, NC, and Vietnam. I first got to know Ed when I worked as a paramedic at Tri-State Ambulance in the late [Read More]

Blast From the Past

Blast From the Past

Yeah that’s me when I was Rocketboy.  I’m the one in the center with the Mickey Mouse ears.  That was in 1973 when my now deceased grandparents took me and my two older cousins to Kennedy Space Center.  I was nine years old at the time.  At that time you [Read More]

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Goodbye and GodSpeed Discovery RV-103.

Goodbye and GodSpeed Discovery RV-103.

What can I say, but that it is an end to a major chapter in our lives.  Today I turned over the keys to our great and [Read More]

CollisionTEC: A Review

CollisionTEC: A Review

Towards the end of Mission #2, RV-103 had a mishap with a pole, as detailed here.  Last month, I finally got an [Read More]

Breaking News: Obama proposes an end to NASA’s Planetary Science Program

Breaking News: Obama proposes an end to NASA’s Planetary Science Program

“Word has leaked out that in its new budget, the Obama administration intends to terminate NASA’s planetary [Read More]

Mismatched Models

Mismatched Models

Most advocates of Human Space Flight programs always model HSF with the airplane model.  Government subsidized at [Read More]

Human Space Flight Trivia Week 7

Human Space Flight Trivia Week 7

First of all my apologies.  I had to take care of some duties at home that prevented me from posting the newest [Read More]

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