Entries Categorized as 'MediaAppearance'

What is Orbit?

Date December 3, 2014

Flying is learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss -- Douglas Adams Even if you’ve never followed the space program, or know anything about rockets, you probably know what “orbit” is. I mean, all the time, the news reports when a spacecraft “reaches orbit”, and the Space Shuttle was often known as […]

NASA Social Live - I'll be there! Watch Live! #nasasocial

Date December 2, 2014

We are down to the brass tacks, now. I'm sitting in a British pub next door to Cape Canaveral, getting my schedule stuff squared away for the next two days, and things are gelling amazingly well.  I picked up my NASA Press badge today, and it's starting to get to the point where it feels […]

Introduction to Rocket Engines! #NASASocial

Date November 28, 2014

How do rocket engines work? Very well, usually. Thanks for asking. Ba-dum Tiss. Seriously though, it might not be a bad idea to talk about the basics of how rockets work so that other, more detailed information about spaceflight makes sense. I’m most definitely not an expert, but I’m happy to teach what I know, […]

#SysChat discussion tonight on Twitter, Webcast on Friday

Date November 18, 2014

Well, this is new and interesting. SolarWinds approached me a little while ago and asked me if I'd be interested in taking part in a combination Twitter discussion and webcast, talking about system administration, monitoring, and so on. I said yes, but what I really meant was, "You've seen my twitter stream...I was probably going […]

Repping for SysAdmins at the Space Coast! #NASASocial

Date October 30, 2014

Like most children, I was a huge fan of spaceships when I was little. I remember watching Space Shuttle launches on TV, and watching interviews with astronauts in school. I always wanted to go see a launch in person, but that was hard to do when you were a kid in West Virginia. As I […]

Appearance on @GeekWhisperers Podcast!

Date October 29, 2014

I was very happy to visit Austin, TX not long ago to speak at the Spiceworld Austin conference, held by Spiceworks. Conferences like that are a great place to meet awesome people you only talk to on the internet and to see old friends. Part of the reason I was so excited to go was […]