Apollo Program

IT’S (NOT) ROCKET SCIENCE: Does Science Fiction Matter?

It sure does to me.  It’s the reason I worked on Apollo. When President John F. Kennedy gave his “We choose to go to the Moon” speech at Rice University in Houston, Texas in September of 1962, he offered us a reason: “Because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills”.  […]

It’s (Not) Rocket Science: John Aaron: “SCE to AUX”

INTRODUCTION This is a blog about rockets and science and rocket scientists.  I’ve spent my career in this field, working among the people who make some very, very cool things happen there. I’ll discuss cutting edge discoveries in astronomy and cosmology and other sciences, and noteworthy new information about spacecraft and space travel. Where I […]