Author Archives: DougM (Browncoat)

73-yo retired USAF LtColonel ’69-’92 (Satellite engineering, test, launch, & operations. Strategic planning)
BSE (aerospace eng) UMichigan ’69, MS(astro guidance&control) AF Inst Tech ’75
Living in south-central North Carolina
Shooting, working on my ’74 TR6, a little gunsmithing, and entertaining myself posting here at SondraKistan
Erstwhile single-handed live-aboard sailor/instructor/USCGMaster-50Tons, mounted foxhunter, world traveler, backpacker, book collector, photographer, USCCA corner worker, scuba diver, skier, bicycle & Harley tourist, shooting instructor, and rescuer of maidens fair. Wise ass
(What? Oh, right)
…and pal to my invisible friend, here

So now it’s President* Biden

…emphasis on the asterisk _____ Story (CNN)

Biden’s Inauguration* Day

…but since there were two launches this morning, let’s watch those, insteadElectron launch (NZ) (nice onboard visuals) Falcon9 launch (FL) (also cool onboards and 8th landing)

Paranoia or simple jackassery?

_____ Story (Plane) Story (Loyalty checks)

Hits the ground running…

…relations with our traditional ally and biggest trading partner into the ground _____ Story (Keystone XL pipeline)

Built it with Zippers

_____ Story Title cultural ref (Twelve-O’clock High @1:31:15)

Will Refugees Head South?

_____ Story (Obrador)

Must be at least a few redneck angels

Not sure of the theological implications of beer in Heaven, so I’ll go with the traditional view

Stuff that’s Hard to Do (Virgin LauncherOne, first time to orbit)

More’n one way to skin this cat, if you have a good slide-ruleExternal View Onboard Camera Falcon9 scheduled for tomorrow Electron scheduled for Wednesday Might even get another Starship flight later this week (iffy) SLS core engine test shut down early (cause unreported yet) Yup, easily entertained by engineering, fire, and speed. What’s not to [...]

A Holiday to Another Flawed American Hero

Our heroes are all flawed, and their causes are all flawed, but most Americans recognize them all for who/what they are and for what they represent in the larger scheme of things

Camo Joke, it’s Time

And one from a half-overheard conversation (What? Aw, c’mon. I haven’t done a camo joke in at least a year)