I have a subscription to Air & Space, which is a bimonthly magazine that was first published in 1986 and comes from the Smithsonian. It’s especially relevant this year because this is the 50th Anniversary (1969-2019) of the Apollo 11 landing on the moon. Neil Armstrong’s first words – as he stepped down onto the soil of Luna were, “One small step for man, one giant step for mankind,” as the whole world watched.
The SpaceShip Two rocket plane in Mojave, California
These days all the talk is: When are we going to visit Mars? This is quite a different venture. It takes between 150 and 300 days to get there (slightly over 33 million miles) but NASA is aiming for human missions to this planet in the 2030s. All of this is hair-raising stuff so let’s get down to earth.
SpaceShip Two ignites its rocket shortly after release from its carrier aircraft in Mojave, California
In the August 2019 issue of Air & Space I spotted an intriguing article titled “How to Be a Space Tourist” with a subhead saying, “Beth Moses, the chief astronaut instructor at Virgin Galactic, will train the people who want to fly on SpaceShip Two. Since I’m always on the lookout for women who have fascinating jobs, I sat down and read this piece at once.
Personable, adventurous Beth Moses, Chief Astronaut Instructor at Virgin Galactic – Photo courtesy of Air & Space
FIRST: WHAT IS SPACESHIP TWO?
SECOND: WHAT IS AN ASTRONAUT INSTRUCTOR?
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Over time, I’d heard about Elizabeth Holmes and the Theranos debacle but I really didn’t pay attention until I read about a book that hit the world with great fanfare in May 2018. It was written by John Carreyrou, a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter at The Wall Street Journal.
I’ve never liked cheapskates. I once worked with a guy who – when we went out to lunch – would make sure he only paid for what he ordered. And when it came to figuring the tax he made sure the other person paid the extra penny. The result was that, instead of just “splitting the bill” there was a lot of bookkeeping and figuring going on. After awhile no one would go out with him.
On November 1, 2019, I decided to visit MoMA on 53rd Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues to see the final result of this stupendous project that opened for all to see on October 21st. Frankly, I was amazed at the number of people who showed up. After all, it was a Friday afternoon at 4:00 pm. People should be at work – or at school I thought. Or, was it because this was the day after Halloween? Obviously, I’m a bit out of it because MoMA was like Times Square on New Year’s Eve – but not quite. Everyone was very well behaved and incredibly focused and interested in the art.
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