Recent Work

Bits and pieces of interesting pretties I've picked up along the way.

50 years ago…

Fifty years ago this month of November, the...

Distant Suns and iOS 11

I’ve received a couple of reports that...

The “Great American Eclipse” lived up to it’s name

When I was asked last week about how many...

Recent Blog Posts

November 13, 2017 |

50 years ago…

Fifty years ago this month of November, the Saturn V moon rocket, took to its wings for the very first time....

September 28, 2017 |

Distant Suns and iOS 11

I’ve received a couple of reports that Distant Suns-Max and iOS 11 don’t play well together, and...

August 28, 2017 |

The “Great American Eclipse” lived up to it’s name

When I was asked last week about how many eclipses I’ve seen, I must respond define ‘seen’. Ultimately, I’ll...

May 19, 2017 |

Distant Suns T+30 years and counting

Thirty years ago, last April, a new software application for the Commodore Amiga went on sale. Named Galileo, it...

January 20, 2017 |

God Speed Gene Cernan

The past year has seen the passings of three of my childhood “heros,” two of which were moonwalkers and the third...

December 12, 2016 |

Godspeed John Glenn

The term “hero” has been one of the most overused and misused words of the past couple of decades. (“diversity”...

September 4, 2016 |

Yet more weird crap in Mike’s place

Back before Apollo 15 I met someone who had a friend at the space center in Houston. I wrote him, Ron was his...

May 7, 2016 |

If you want an Apollo Command Module, just build one…

Like many of space-nerds in training who grew up in the 60’s, we longed to have our own Apollo spacecraft or...

May 5, 2016 |

Freedom 7 + 55 years

As I am writing this, it is the 55th anniversary of the launch of the Mercury Spacecraft, Freedom 7, our first...

March 14, 2016 |

Ed Mitchell and Apollo 14

The passing of Apollo 14 astronaut, Ed Mitchell, recently marks in a way, “the beginning of the end” of the...

November 26, 2015 |

Weird crap in Mike’s place: Gemini 5 flight plan

In the arena of space collecting there are many levels to handle the many different interests and bank accounts....

September 30, 2015 |

Ms. Astronaut

Not too long ago I attended a talk by Stephan Pastis the creator of one of my favorite comic strips: Pearls...

July 19, 2015 |

Only photograph of Neil Armstrong on the moon

On this, the 46th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, take note of the following space oddity: For all of...

July 17, 2015 |

W. M. Keck Observatory Launches App KeckWatch

Kamuela, Hawai‘i – Today, W. M. Keck Observatory launched a new smartphone app to stoke the curiosity and wonder...

June 9, 2015 |

Weird Shuttle Crap in Mike’s Place

The space shuttle’s cockpit layout would be instantly familiar to any airline pilot when it came to the many...