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“Units” can make all the difference in the… Mars


Inches vs Meters Engineers and yet to be engineers, see how using the wrong ‘units’ can make all the difference in whether a space probe hit’s the mark, crashes into a planet, or heads off back into space. “The Mars … 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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Polaris Station – Novelette Part 10


(Continued from Part 9) “Then what difference does it make. We’re out of time.” Houston reported progress live. “Calculating tether launch vectors and timing for M-478 and M-480 to connect to M-479. “Vectors determined and locked in. Executing now.” Radio … Continue reading

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Polaris Station – Novelette Part 9


(Continued from Part 8) “That’s not gonna’ happen,” Kendall insisted. “I haven’t had an asymmetrical collapse in all my years of para-gliding, and I’m sure not going to have one now.” “Kendall?” Kendall heard a sniffle. “Yes, Katya.” “I can … Continue reading

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Polaris Station – Novelette Part 8


(Continued from Part 7) “Houston to Captain Parker, Emergency. I repeat, Houston to Polaris Station, we have an emergency.” Kendall looked up at A4 who stopped the recording. “We copy, Flight. Give us the scoop.” “M-479 has been compromised. I … Continue reading

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Polaris Station – Novelette Part 7


(Continued from Part 6) Kendall and A4 discontinued their inspections and looked up at the momentum stream. “Go ahead, Flight.” “It occurs at approximately 12 hour intervals over the equator. The last several events were initiated roughly along 120 degrees … Continue reading

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