Gene Kranz

Image via Wikipedia Tonight Gene Kranz, the famed NASA mission controller played by Ed Harris in Apollo 13, came to speak at UT and I was able to make it. I went with low expectations because I didn’t know much about him other than what I had seen in the movie, and just wow. This […]

Space Elevator

In one of my classes I was assigned the task of writing a feasibility study of an engineering project with a team of students. My team chose to write our document on the space elevator. It was really fun, this project is ambitious, but after reading and writing on this subject for the past six […]

Burt Rutan Speech

In the process of doing some research for a project on campus, I came across this speech that Burt Rutan made back in Feb of 2006. Rutan has been a hero of mine for a long time. This speech is pretty encouraging, and exciting. I don’t agree with every single point that he makes, but […]