What’s Old Is New Again

From childhood, I’ve had this weird fascination with dirigibles.  Not blimps, but dirigibles.  The kind of airships people associate with the words, “Oh, the humanity!!”  In spite of the horrific Hindenburg episode, I always thought the zeppelins produced in Friedrichshafen, Germany, were always majestic in movement.  It also looked like a relaxing and luxurious way […]

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From German Tunnels to Space, Part 1

Stay with me here, this will eventually lead to space-related topics. When I was much younger, I was privileged to live overseas twice.  Both times my Dad moved us to the Rhineland-Palatinate (Rheinland Pfalz for German speakers)/Eifel region of Germany.  It was very pretty—forested and hilly with networks of small, curvy roads.  The first time […]

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