The Reality of Engineering a Symposium

As far as I can tell, the first Symposium was described on papyrus by Plato, ca. 400 BC. The first order of the day was to decide how the event would go. Socrates and Aristophanes were drinking together at Aga... Read More...
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Off In Space: A Visit to NASA Glenn and Plum Brook Test Facilities

The next couple of installments of Reality Engineering will carry a spacey theme, in recognition of the ongoing efforts of rocket scientists and engineers in our community. Testing and verification of space-borne systems are critically important, you don’t get “do-overs” in space shots (we found that out in an earlier post “The Ringing Rocket"). Here we visit some NASA facilities that proved out Apollo-era designs and are being maintained for the next phase of space engineering.