On July 7, 2015 I toured the NASA Orion Deep Space program and meet some key team members at Johnson Space Center in Houston. This was one of the highlights of my engineering career and a long-time goal of mine since I had always wanted to be a NASA engineer since I was 11 years old. Now, being able to write about the technical aspects of NASA and especially regarding the Orion program, I am happy to bring to the Planet Analog audience my exclusive experience during this visit from a technical aspect.
Man has been seeking his origin since early times on Earth. The manned Moon landing was the first step to explore our vast universe, the last frontier. A manned Mars landing in 2030 will be the second step towards travel into deep space as rocket propulsion technology matures to carry us well beyond and look for the answers we seek as well as enhance our plight on Earth. As astronaut Doug Wheelock once told me regarding why we go to explore space, and I paraphrase: It’s not the destination; it’s the journey in between where we will learn about ourselves, develop new technologies and enhance our lives on Earth with our exciting discoveries.
—Steve Taranovich covers the analog beat for EE Times via Planet Analog and for sister publication EDN, via the Analog Design Center.
Article originally published on Planet Analog.
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