It’s Engineers Week Day 2 – Read and Share “The Orbital Mechanic”


Engineers design machinery, automobiles, farm equipment, factory automation, things that float, things that fly, and yes, things that go into space. Let’s celebrate Engineers Week by reading an Engineering Story. Better yet, think of youth you know that need to know about science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Read and pass this free story along.

In The Orbital Mechanic, a solar flare knocks a space probe off course endangering a billion dollar mission. A simple timely solution comes just in time from an unlikely source to save the spacecraft. In this story, learn how engineers use science, math and physics to get spaceships from Earth out to distant planets.

https://stemstories.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/the-orbital-mechanic-20130503.pdf

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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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