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Sun, 05 Jul 2015 13:43:09 GMT
An artist's rendition of Pluto and Charon. The probe has been barreling toward the dwarf planet and its primary moon since January 2006, but suffered a glitch on Saturday.
Sun, 05 Jul 2015 03:13:48 GMT
An iconic section of the fuselage recovered from space shuttle Challenger with the American flag and the flight deck windows recovered from space shuttle Columbia are part of a new, permanent memorial, "Forever Remembered," that opened on June 27, 2015 in the Space Shuttle Atlantis exhibit at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida featuring shuttle hardware and personal crew items never before on display for viewing by the public. Credit: Ken Kremer/kenkremer.com NASA's two lost Shuttle crews from the searing Challenger and Columbia accidents are now memorialized in the newly opened, permanent and highly emotional "Forever Remembered" tribute display at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida.
Sat, 04 Jul 2015 23:00:06 GMT
Being too cheap to buy new books, my reading material at any given time is typically several years old. I recently finished "Riding Rockets," written in 2006 by astronaut Mike Mullane, an Albuquerque native.
Sat, 04 Jul 2015 20:54:52 GMT
Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope recently completed the largest and most sensitive survey of dust surrounding young star systems. The survey zoomed-in on stars that are between 10 million to 1 billion years old and the source of the dust is thought to be the left-over debris from planet, asteroid and comet collisions after systems of planets have formed.
Sat, 04 Jul 2015 16:45:06 GMT
The Marshall Space Flight Center just celebrated its 55th birthday on July the 1st. It joined NASA in 1960 just two years after NASA's own birth in 1958.
Sat, 04 Jul 2015 12:36:11 GMT
From the ground, it didn't really look like an explosion. Standing at a press site about four miles from the launchpad, amid the rippling, crackling sound waves generated by the rocket's chemical propulsion - a disturbance so great it sent fish leaping from the river in front of us - all systems seemed to be go.
Sat, 04 Jul 2015 08:25:54 GMT
It's hard to imagine now, but this derelict shuttle was once at the gleaming forefront of the Soviet space program. It was one of a number of dilapidated spacecraft found at the Baikonur Cosmodrome site in Kazakhstan by urban explorer Ralph Mirebs.
Sat, 04 Jul 2015 04:19:44 GMT
The United States used to be the type of country that sent brave men and women into space. No longer, of course.
Sat, 04 Jul 2015 00:15:32 GMT
Samuel Ferrenburg, of Columbus, recently attended Space Camp at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, NASA's official visitor information center for Marshall Space Flight Center, in Huntsville, Alabama. The weeklong educational program promotes science, technology, engineering and math , while training students and adults with hands-on activities and missions based on teamwork, leadership and decision-making, according to a media release.
Fri, 03 Jul 2015 20:05:33 GMT
More than 100 subreddits on gaming, movies, science, etc. have gone dark for the "Reddit Revolt," a reaction to the news that Reddit's communications director, Victoria Taylor, was let go on Thursday.
Fri, 03 Jul 2015 16:01:16 GMT
More than three tons of supplies are on the way to the international space station. The "progress 60" space capsule launched Friday morning out of Kazakhstan, carrying food, water, fuel, and other supplies.
Fri, 03 Jul 2015 11:46:19 GMT
While SpaceX is still trying to figure out what went wrong with their Falcon 9 rocket, Russian Roscosmos launched successfully another ISS Progress cargo spacecraft today. Russian space agency Roscosmos launched successfully another supply mission to the International Space Station .
Fri, 03 Jul 2015 07:41:57 GMT
In this image taken from video, a Soyuz-U rocket blasts off at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, Friday, July 3, 2015. The unmanned cargo ship is heading to the International Space Station, whose crew is anxiously awaiting it after the successive failures of two previous supply missions.
Fri, 03 Jul 2015 03:41:50 GMT
The planned Falcon 9 rocket launch scheduled from Vandenberg Air Force Base this summer is in limbo after another NASA mission ended in failure following liftoff from Florida. The Jason-3 satellite to continue measurements of the height of the ocean surface had been scheduled for Aug. 8 from Space Launch Complex-4 on South Base.
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 23:27:07 GMT
Astronauts on the International Space Station have a number of exercise options, including a mechanical bicycle bolted to the floor, a weightlifting machine strapped to the wall, and a strap-down treadmill. They spend a significant portion of each day working out to ward off the long-term effects of weightlessness, but many still suffer bone loss, muscle atrophy, and issues with balance and their cardiovascular systems.
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 19:20:10 GMT
Dr George C. Nield, Associate Administrator for AA Commercial Space Transportation delivers license to develop a spaceport to Mayor Annise Parker and Houston Airport System Director Mario C. Diaz. at Hobby Center 30 June 2015 Speakers at Press Conference at Hobby Center announcing FAA license to Houston to build a Spaceport at Ellington Airport 30 June 2015 On Tuesday June 30 at the Federal Aviation Administration announced the grant of a license to the Houston Airport System to develop a commercial spaceport at Ellington Airport.
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 15:03:43 GMT
Just a little over two minutes after launching on Sunday, the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and unmanned Dragon cargo vehicle burst into flames, spewing fiery debris into the sky over Florida and incinerating 5,200 pounds of supplies, research, and hardware. The spacecraft was a resupply vehicle carrying the first docking port designed for future commercial crew capsules, a new spacesuit, and a water filtration system to the International Space Station .
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     Date Submitted:06-03-2009
     Last Modified:12-03-2009 (08:53)
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     Current job:Aircraft Mechanic (A&P Mechanic)
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:US only
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     Industry:Satellite Operators, Launch Systems
     KeywordsLaunch vehicle operations; payload operations; rocket and missile launch systems; aircraft maintenance
    CV

    OBJECTIVE

    Seeking a position in aviation/aerospace that requires knowledge of and interaction with technical systems and processes.


    PROFILE

    Team player willing to share knowledge and information with team members. Interact with governmental agencies, privately owned businesses and individuals. Space launch vehicle experience including ground systems, launch systems and payload operations.  Computer skills.


    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

    AirScan, Inc, Titusville, FL 12/2007 – present        A & P Mechanic

    • Inspect and repair single and twin engine aircraft

    • Extensive refurbishment of general aviation airplanes

    • Mideast deployment - aircraft maintenance.


    Lockheed Martin Information Systems, WSMR, NM 10/2005 – 09/2007

    Systems Test Engineer, Staff

    • Lead engineer groups performing ground testing and launching of THAAD missile.

    • Perform technical planning and procedure development using Microsoft Word, Power Point & Excel

    • Write & perform operations orders - interface with segment engineering to ensure that all issues are raised in a timely manner.

    • Knowledge of Change Request processes to program procedures and documents

    • Understanding of configuration control processes

    • Generate and submit Purchase Requests and Requests-to-Ship documents

    • Coordinate with Quality Assurance, Planning/Scheduling, Logistics, Facilities, Safety and Security departments as well as other Engineers as to daily activities.

    • Act as spokesperson during daily morning schedule meetings.

    • Develop program scheduling/coordinate with range for support

    • Perform THAAD launcher canister (mass simulator and live missile) and GTU (Ground Test Unit) crane operations, missile transport vehicle transfers and support test procedures.

    • Provide Job Instructions (Operations Orders) and assist launch pad team with post launch activities-HEMTT & launcher inspection and launch pad debris field documentation.

    • Familiar with mechanical and electrical drawings

    • Several business trips to PMRF (Pacific Missile Range Facility) Kauai, Hawaii and Sunnyvale, CA for THAAD program support.


    Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company, CCAFS, FL 02/1991 - 08/2005

    Atlas Launch Operations Mechanic – Complex 36, CCAFS

    • Atlas launch vehicle lead mechanic assigned to Payload Operations

    • Clean Room operations, contamination control and foreign object elimination

    • Crane operator for bridge, monorail, and jib cranes

    • Heavy equipment operator, forklift & scissor lift platforms

    • Safe inspection principles for rigging slings, shackles, turnbuckles and hoists

    • Atlas/Centaur launch vehicle booster and second stage Centaur erection at launch pad, including payload (satellite processing at AstroTech in Titusville, FL) through launch

    • Transport satellite within launch vehicle fairing from processing facility to launch site.

    • Ordnance handling, installation and documentation

    • Performed testing & maintenance including component removal, repair & reinstallation or component replacement on launch vehicle engines – MA-5, RD-180, RL10.

    • Hydra set operator including conducting safe inspection principles for rigging slings, shackles, turnbuckles, hoists and pallet jacks

    • Perform GSE proof load tests

    • Familiar with mechanical and electrical drawings

    • Demonstrated knowledge in all company safety regulations, aerospace fuel systems and company policies and procedures.

    • Various trips to Vandenberg AFB, CA to assist in Atlas launch vehicle and ground support equipment preparations including payload operations.


    McDonnell Douglas Space Systems, (Currently Boeing) 4/1989 – 2/1991

    Delta Launch Mechanic – Complex 17, CCAFS

    • Launch Mechanic assigned to Delta launch pad

    • Heavy equipment operator; gas & diesel forklifts up to 25k & articulating and scissor lift platforms

    • Hydra set operator including conducting safe inspection principles for rigging slings, shackles, turnbuckles, hoists and pallet jacks

    • Performed procedures for Delta Launch Vehicle first stage Booster erection at launch pad, second stage erection, payload (satellite) launch pad erection and solid motor launch pad erection and alignment.

    • Familiar with mechanical and electrical drawings

    • Demonstrated knowledge of all company safety regulations, aerospace fuel systems and company policies and procedures.


    EDUCATION

    • Bachelor of Science, Aeronautical Technology, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

    • Associate of Science, Aviation Maintenance Technology, Vincennes University, Vincennes, IN


    TRAINING

    • Hazardous Communications and waste management training

    • Explosive Safety training

    • Electrical bonding & grounding (ESD) awareness training

    • Foreign Object Elimination training

    • Connector mate and demate training

    • Personal protection equipment training

    • Crane and Heavy equipment training


    CERTIFICATION & LICENSE

    • FAA Airframe & Power plant Mechanic's License

    • Currently possess Secret Clearance with eligibility to Top Secret.

    • SCAPE Certified

    • Pressure Systems Certification


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