Wednesday, March 24, 2010


Last Tuesday March 16, 2010 at the Sheraton Waikiki: Geologist and Moonwalker Harrison Schmitt (in an Aloha shirt) receives a medal from the American Society of Civil Engineering. The ASCE Earth/Space Conference was attended by engineers and scientists from across the Pacific, energized by ideas of engineering in Space.

Last night March 23, 2010 at Johnson Space Center in Houston: We greet the crew of STS-130. Their mission installed a Node and viewing Cupola to the International Space Station.

Equally important, Lockheed contractor Blake Dumesnil was named winner of the Shuttle patch design contest. His patch is symbolic of the entire Shuttle program.

The view from my room at the Sheraton Waikiki. Also Tuesday I delivered a talk on lunar research to the same international audience. That girl with ideas about light will never amount to anything, will she? More pictures from Hawaii coming soon!

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Blogger Kea said...

Oh, Hawaii sounds wonderful. It is getting quite chilly here now, with the first snow appearing on the surrounding hills. You would think by now that more people would listen to you!

10:28 AM  
Blogger L. Riofrio said...

It is wonderful here. I would think that scientists would rather be basking on the beach enjoying the wonder of the Universe, rather than going broke chasing strings and "dark energy." Since when has the human race been logical?

11:26 AM  

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