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

Saturday reboot (caution: nerd-centric)

If you haven’t paid attention for a year to what the SpaceX facility looks like, then relax, grab a cuppa joe, and enjoy 9min of elucidationAerial Photos, SpaceX’s Boca Chica, TX, Facility 0:28 Repurposed Offshore Launch Platform (pre-modification) 1:00 Manufacturing Area (the shipyard) 5:50 Launch Area Best in full-screenDifferent-nerd alternative

Scolds, nags, and flapjaws aside

On the other hand, there are some women I could listen to for hours Okay, srsly, cut this shxt out! _____ Story

Pretty sure we know where this is going

_____ Story

The rise of Karenism

You get two, ’cause I couldn’t decide between ‘em

All con-men are created equal

_____ Story

Boiling the Frog

_____ Story (Hunter) Story (ATF guy)

When will the Wokeists cancel Joe…

…for bringing discredit upon the Revolution? _____ Story

Come back with a warrant…

…until then, you’re trespassing Absolutely spectacular. Love seeing this. — Kyle Kashuv (@KyleKashuv) April 7, 2021

Stuff That’s Hard to Do (Falcon9 Starlink23)

I never tire of this. Reminds me of back in the day, ’70s/’80s, as well as stirs my youthful awe & optimism like back in the ’50s/’60sLAUNCH → STG-2 IGNITION (ground camera only, no on-board video) STG-1 LANDING PHASE (excellent on-board video) Some theme park needs to make this kind of landing into a ride

A gap in the narrative

Since finishing/repairing the gaps doesn’t square with the Democrat narrative (we want open borders and walls don’t work), y’gotta ask yourself ‘Why?’ Could it beee… corruption? _____ Story (Gaps) Story (Coyotes)