Basics of Space Flight


One of my Engineering Stories is called, “The Orbital Mechanic.” I hope you have read it and enjoyed it. If not, please take 15 minutes and read it for free on this site. It’s one of my favorites. If you’d like to learn more about spaceflight and how orbital mechanics and engineers plan interplanetary spacecraft trajectories, you may like these basic tutorials at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) website. Find out more about this science. Here is the link.

http://www2.jpl.nasa.gov/basics/bsf4-1.php

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About Kenneth Richard Hardman

AncestorClips are very short stories about very real people. Each clip nurtures awareness of a time, a place, and the character of a man or woman who cultivated a path for our life. The reader feels the good, the obstacles, the happiness, the sadness, and the overcoming. They cheer us, make us resilient when challenged, give us purpose, and connect us to our multi-generational family. Each story is followed by reflections from the author and readers sharing how the story strengthened or inspired them. Ken Hardman is a son, a brother, a grandson, a great-grandson… He is also a husband, father and grand-father. Ken is a professional engineer, engineering mentor, technical writer, and associate technical fellow at a major aerospace company. He is a writer of engineering and family history stories. Please join Ken in reading, reflecting upon, or writing #AncestorClips
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