Author Archives: DougM (just entertaining myself here)

74-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

Behind School Doors

______ • Story • Cultural ref • Picked up by Pookie’s Toons

Accident or false flag?

(What? Zelensky? Not as far as I can throw ‘im) ______ • Story • Story • Picked up by Pookie’s Toons

Stuff That’s Hard to Do (SLS Artemis-1)

Artemis was launched safely into orbit at oh-dark-thirty on its maiden flight around the Moon. I’ll post a video as soon as a good one’s available It’s all live stuff right now and packed with yakety-yak, background, and NASA marketing Boost phase (disappointing video, hoping for better) Live mission tracking A still photo would suffice, [...]

Now wait just a gull.dang minute!

Russian b•st•rds!Is nothing safe?! YouTube put an age restriction on this overall vid, so I can’t embed it here. I would’ve just deleted the post, but some of you were having fun in the comments, so… Showed this to my buddies, and boy are they pissed!


(What? Good idea. $8/mo for lunch and throw-in a free blue checkmark. Win-win) ______ • Story • More threats against a guy who doesn’t suffer fools gladly

Stuff That’s Hard to Do (Falcon9 Intelsat)

Nice vids and commentary but no Stg-1 landing (needs that landing propellant to get heavy payloads to a high geosynchronous altitude)

Yeah, too quiet

______ • Picked up by Pookie’s Toons

Too Late

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My Favorite Spectator Sport

Formula-1 at Interlagos, São Paulo, Brazil. Maiden pole position for the Haas team, driver Kevin Magnussen, and a Danish driver. Previous pole for an American-owned team was in 1975. Qualifying highlights On-board pole lap Congratulations to those plucky underdogs! The memes

Slapping Women in the Face

(What? “Al is in Wonderland“? Oooh, that opens up some possibilities) ______ • Story • Picked up by Pookie’s Toons