Saturday, July 23, 2011
We don't intend to make a mailing, so our e-mail list and word-of-mouth is our total "marketing plan." If you are seriously planning to attend, contact anyone you know who may also be interested, and within the next ten days (by 2 Aug) let me know at the following e-mail address your intentions and the number of people we could count on from your party. Then Sandy and his Dover team will come up with a specific plan (i.e. menu options, cost/person and a deadline), and I'll get back to those who reply by e-mail.
Contact: Dick Hanson at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Discovery Flight Deck
Other Discovery milestones include the deployment of the Hubble Space Telescope on mission STS-31 in April 1990, the launching of the Ulysses spacecraft to explore the sun's polar regions on mission STS-41 in October of that year and the deployment of the Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS) in September 1991.
Discovery is named for two famous sailing ships; one sailed by Henry Hudson in 1610-11 to search for a northwest passage between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, and the other by James Cook on a voyage during which he discovered the Hawaiian Islands.
Saturday, July 9, 2011
Monday, July 4, 2011
I just finished Walter Boyne's excellent book, Dawn over Kitty Hawk. It is a fictional account of the entire story of the Wright Brothers and their contemporaries, from before the first flight until long after. Boyne does an excellent job of detailing the rivalry, cooperation, accomplishments and failures of Langley, Bell, Chanute and many others. It's available in paperback, probably at your local used paperback store.
To find it online @ Barnes & Noble for $1.99 paperback (or $6.99 Nook book), click on: