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.