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Polaris Station – Novelette Part 6 with Illustration


(Continued from Part 5) (Figure – This is a collage of several vantage points in the story. In the background is the Earth at night with lights of North America showing. In the lower right is the Earth with two … Continue reading

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Polaris Station – Novelette Part 5


(Continued from Part 4) Kendall finished his breakfast in the control room while checking status monitors for the 4.3 meter Hubble-7 telescope as well as the primary solar and the Arctic earth scanners. All nominal and ready for Earth and … Continue reading

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Polaris Station – Reference Figure 1


Earth Night with Sun

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Polaris Station – Novelette Part 4


(Continued from Part 3) Kendall discovered the message by accident when the station vibrated. Next to channel seven on the inertial display, the decryption read, “The gauntlet is thrown.” “Who’s on my private frequency?” Kendall spoke to an empty control … Continue reading

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Polaris Station – Novelette Part 3


(Continued from Part 2) Another person stood and commanded attention by his full gray suit and well groomed hair. “I have a question,” he said in a respectful tone. “Yes, sir,” Kendall and Katya said in unison. “Katya, I understand … Continue reading

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Polaris Station – Novelette Part 2


(Continued from Part 1) Katya’s eyes narrowed, her head tilted down. “As stated in the presentation, it would be a fraction of the cost of what we would lose in productivity due to a day’s loss of the internet.” Kendall … Continue reading

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Polaris Station – Novelette Part 1


Kendall Parker retreated from the podium, conceding the remainder of the speech to his colleague at the 2027 International Space Environments Conference. He sat down, silent, probing each face in the audience, desperate to know their reaction, anxious for Katya … Continue reading

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A Continuous Ring of 175,955 Satellites


Just after sunset, Kendall and Katya took a walk up their favorite canyon, their last opportunity for two years. “Can you believe we’ve come this far,” Kendall thought back to their graduate days. “To think that the research of two … Continue reading

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It’s Engineers Week Day 1 – Read or Share “Get a Grip”


I chose engineering as a career because it satisfies my interest in mechanisms, machinery, automation, innovation, and making things that serve people. Engineering pays well and provides good benefits. Let’s celebrate Engineers Week by reading an Engineering Story. Better yet, … Continue reading

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Winter Bike Ride looking for some Engineering


Come with Ken on a winter bike ride and discover some Engineering. http://youtu.be/9X-M0YFl1Lc

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