Monthly Archives: June 2017


The Burroughs Atlas ICBM Guidance Computer, Pt. 1

By |June 24th, 2017|

The United States ICBM program in the 1950s and 1960s formed the backbone of NASA’s Mercury and Gemini programs. The design and operation of the ICBMs and the NASA’s launch vehicles based on them were critical to their operational success. Burroughs Corporation was one of the key companies that designed these guidance computers.

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The Breakfast with the Astronauts–that wasn’t

By |June 17th, 2017|

About five years ago, I learned about the Breakfast with the Astronauts at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor’s Center. This is the tourist attraction just outside the Kennedy Space Center and worth the trip from anywhere. The KSCVC has been conducting bus tours of the KSC launch facilities for decades, and the Center itself is constantly […]

Bridging the Entrepreneurial Generation Gap with Chris Michael Harris

By |June 9th, 2017|

This past May I had the opportunity to be interviewed by Chris Michael Harris for a podcast for his online Entrepreneur Hour program. This came about because of a twitter exchange. Chris had tweeted about an upcoming podcast with the youngest entrepreneur he had ever interviewed. I tweeted something to the effect, “How about an […]