-THE TRENCH- the space advocacy website of former Flight Dynamics Officer Roger Balettie
Flight Dynamics Officer
What is a Flight Dynamics Officer?
My Last Day as a FDO
Reflections on my career as a FDO
STS-76: Letters from the Lead FDO
Mission Control Center
What is the FDO looking at?
The Flight Controller’s Creed
Logos in Mission Control
Mission Control – 50 years
Space Shuttle Worldwide Landing Sites
STS-109 re-entry photos
Tributes and Essays
“We Came Here, You and I…”
30 years on: Lessons from Challenger
Correcting some misconceptions…
Why have a space program?
The BIG Picture (by John Young)
Space exploration is ‘destiny’
Mir Space Station Website – Interview
Space- and NASA-related blog entries
Witnessing History – SpaceX
Random Ramjet Ramblings
Last four blog posts
I love the old black-and-white Universal monster movies, and I'm not afraid to admit it!
My review of the movie "First Man" - read at your own risk. ;)
The Best Little Hike in Yellowstone
Kallmunz was an interesting Bavarian gem that was enjoyed several times during some work trips to Germany.
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