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Jerry L. Ross

Blog Entries by Jerry L. Ross

The Perfect Quiet of Space

(22) Comments | Posted February 23, 2013 | 8:00 AM

Click here to read an original op-ed from the TED speaker who inspired this post and watch the TEDTalk below.

The Space Shuttle's three main engines and two solid rocket boosters spewed fire and smoke, and their deafening noise roared in my ears during seven launches...

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We Must Restore Our Commitment to U.S. Space Exploration

(115) Comments | Posted February 6, 2013 | 11:20 AM

As the wheels stopped on the Space Shuttle Atlantis at the Kennedy Space Center on July 11, 2011, I was standing on the runway waiting to greet the crew.

It was a poignant moment for me. Each of our shuttles had its own unique personality and I knew Atlantis...

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Our Progress Is Too Slow

(126) Comments | Posted February 1, 2013 | 10:35 AM

Ten years ago today was a day I will never forget. On a beautiful predawn morning in Florida I was standing on the runway at the Kennedy Space Center awaiting arrival of the Shuttle Columbia and seven of my friends.

I counted the minutes. As an astronaut who had flown...

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