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Joseph Gruber


Thoughts from a spacecraft engineering manager, photographer, coffee aficionado, and future Mars resident.


  1. That First Step 40 Years Ago Today

    It’s hard to believe but today, December 21st, marks the 40th anniversary for the first manned moon trip, Apollo 8. Back on December 21st, 1968, three astronauts, Frank Borman, Jim Lovell and Bill Anders, launched into space, towards the moon, on-board their Saturn V rocket. This marked the first of many steps on placing humans on the moon and onto further research and endeavors. …


  2. Welcome Home Discovery

    Bravo Zulu Discovery! …


  3. We Have Liftoff!

    At 08:47:04 PM EST tonight the Space Shuttle Discovery lifted off from Launch Pad 39B* at Cape Canaveral and “slipped the surly bonds of earth to touch the face of God”. …