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Over the past few weeks we have learned of the resignation of some of the local contributing columnists. Like you, I read their columns. Over time, each columnist finds their voice and their audience. As I now return from vacation time with family, I reflected on how the family of columnists operated in a loose fashion to keep our community engaged in itself. The role of a daily local paper is to provide, ...


Cocktails with the NASA Administrator

Twenty two years ago I met the NASA Administrator Dan Goldin for a cocktail at the Hotel Encanto. He was here for one of the Delta Clipper tests. The Delta Clipper or DC-X program was funded by Department of Defense the contractor was MacDonald Douglas. The DC-X, short for Delta Clipper or Delta Clipper Experimental, was a development program for a a reusable single-stage to orbit vehicle built by McDonnell ...


We have sympathy from our colleagues at Virgin Galactic. Last week I met with Virgin employees who were here from Mojave Air and Space Port. As the press reported, Virgin Galactic had an unveiling ceremony recently and released videos and photographs of Virgin SpaceShip the VSS Unity. The VSS Unity is being built by the Space Ship Company at Mojave Air and Space Port. There is ongoing interaction between members of the spaceport communities ...


Local columns add to community dialogue

Over the past few weeks we have learned of the resignation of some of the local contributing columnists. Like you, I read their columns. Over time, each columnist finds their voice and their audience. As I now return from vacation time with family, I reflected on how the family of columnists operated in a loose fashion to keep our community engaged in itself.

The role of a daily local paper is ...


Anticipation

I like to compare the holiday season with the way a child listens to a favorite story. I can tell already people are anticipating the season. Fred Rodgers, said anticipation is the pleasure of enjoying the familiar way the story begins, the anticipation of familiar turns it takes, the familiar moments of suspense, and the familiar climax and ending. I am lucky to share my anticipation of a pre-holiday season event with you. The story ...