Author Archives: Kenneth Richard Hardman

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

#EngineerClips – “Power Ski” – March 18, 2022


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Rescue on Angel’s Landing – a near future fictional story by Ken Hardman


exploring heavy-lift drones, semi-autonomous control, bio-medical engineering, materials science, robotics, smartphone technology, tactile sensing, anatomical recognition, noise suppression, emergency 3D printing, inflight drone re-fueling, drone swarm weather sensing, power regeneration, and animal voice recognition. STEM Magazine, February 2022, page 28 … Continue reading

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#EngineerClips – “Drawn to Write” – by Ken Hardman (Feb. 27, 2022)


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#EngineerClips – ‘Elevator App’ by Ken Hardman


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#EngineerClips – “High-Speed Chairs”


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#EngineerClips – Bathing with Bottles


by Kenneth Hardman “Jake!” Mom calls out from the bathroom. “Ya, Mom?” “Why is there a case of bottled water in my bathtub?” “It’s an engineering experiment, for my middle-school science class.” “An engineering exp…?” Mom pauses, then slowly inquires. … Continue reading

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Gift Engineering Stories to your young colleagues or friends


Do you know an engineering student, or recent graduate of engineering? Gift the book, “Engineering Stories,” to them to let them experience engineering right now and give them a head start in understanding what it’s like to work on a … Continue reading

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The Orbital Mechanic in STEM Magazine


Dear Engineering Stories readers, I am pleased that one of my engineering stories, “The Orbital Mechanic” is published in STEM Magazine and will be available to a large STEM and educator audience. Check it out and please encourage your friends … Continue reading

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Engineering Family History Stories


Dear Engineering Stories friends, Thank you so very much for your interest in these Engineering Stories. I have enjoyed writing them both because I enjoy engineering, and I enjoy writing in general. In fact, at my regular job, I see … Continue reading

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Polaris Station – Novelette Conclusion


(Continued from Part 10) “I, I’ll try, but Kendall.” Katya said. Kendall could hear the fear in her voice. “Dmitry,” Kendall said. “Do the best you can from the Quad, son.” He and A4 had a terrifying view of the … Continue reading

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