Going to the moon

At work we all know that change is coming, in big ways. NASA is already in the earliest beginning stages of transitioning to the new vehicle, called the CEV, or crew exploration vehicle. We have known this for a while, but it only seems to really sink in little by little. This morning at our regular morning meeting our manager discussed some things that are coming down from upper management about the impending transition and some changes to come. He said it is suggested that we keep ourselves informed about the CEV and learn as much about it as possible. Our goals and objectives this year are to diversify our skills to ready ourselves for the change.

It is a little strange to think that all of us will probably be split up and working in different areas, but it is also exciting because it will be the beginning of something new and historic. A lot of the guys that I work with have worked together in the same area for more than twenty years, so it will really be tough for them. Changes may start very soon; at the area where I work we will be finishing up with the majority of our flight hardware work somewhere around May and some of us may be shipped out to work in other areas as early as then. I can’t wait to see what happens.

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  1. #1 by patrice on November 10, 2005 - 10:53 am

    I’ve often wondered why we haven’t returned to the moon in so many years. it is exciting and I’m glad I know someone on the inside.

  2. #2 by Hot T Finder on November 10, 2005 - 4:07 pm

    I just wanted to say thanks for stopping by our blog!

  3. #3 by Sir Arthur Streeb-Greebling on November 11, 2005 - 2:27 pm

    It must be an exciting time to be in the space business, with lots of changes coming up over the next few years.

    Hopefully going back to the moon this time will be more permanent, with some kind of base there acting as a testing ground for something similar on mars. It will be interesting to see what they come up with to allow people to survive for longish periods of time on another planet. Will they need to take plants with them to produce oxygen and a food supply? Will they send robots first to construct a base before sending people, and if so will there be spinoff technologies for automated types of construction here on earth?

  4. #4 by Ben C. on November 12, 2005 - 1:10 am

    Always great to stop by and read your entries. Happenings from the inside! What could be better?

    Thanks again for updates from work and from the ‘hood.

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