From German Tunnels to Space, Part 3–Mittelwerk and Dora

This series started with my experience growing up and appreciating the beauty of Germany, its land and people.  But with that experience came an understanding of Germany’s darker history, a history that country would rather forget.  This is why Mittelwerk is important, especially for space. There aren’t many people in the world who know about […]

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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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