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In Memory of: Konrad Dannenberg (by Greg Allison -NSS)

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

I just got this summary from an old friend in Minnesota:

Ben Huset president of the MNSFS - Minnesota Space Frontier Society

This is a sumary of a great man who passed away this week: Konrad Dannenberg

Written by Greg Allison of the Huntsville HAL-5 chapter of NSS - National Space Society

Space Pioneer Konrad K. Dannenberg passed away on the 16th of February 2009 at the age of 96. He was not only one of the last of the Von Braun’s original rocket team, but one of the most active publicly. In the 1920’s Dannenberg began his rocketry career developing mail rockets after a lecture by Max Valier inspired his interest in space. Mr. Dannenberg designed the injectors of the A4 “V-2″ rocket. Dannenberg went to Ft. Bliss Texas as part of Operation Paper Clip to advance US Army missile development. Later he transfered with the rest of the German Rocket Team to Redstone Arsenal next to Hunstville Alabama where he became a manager on the US Army’s Jupiter and Redstone missiles. He joined NASA when the Marshall Space Flight Center was formed and became a key member of America’s first program to land people on the moon. Mr. Dannenberg rose to the position of depty director of the Saturn V Program, developing the largest rocket ever flown.

This earned him NASA’s Distinguished Service Medal. After retiring from NASA in 1973 Dannenberg worked extensively with young people to foster their interest in space. He was an instructor at the US Space Camp, and led the way for student flight experiments on space shuttle Get-Away-Special (GAS) canisters. As a man of vision, Dannenberg was active in the World Future Society. He was a charter member and served on the Board of Directors of the L5 Society, parent society to the National Space Society. Mr. Dannenberg played a critical role in starting Huntsville’s chapter the Huntsville Alabama L5 Society (HAL5). He called HAL5’s first meeting. Dannenberg was a major advocate for Newspace. He was an advisor to the Canadian X-Prize Team that sought to build an uprated manned V-2. He was there in the Mojave when Burt Rutan’s team won the X-Prize and later presented NSS’s Von Braun award to Rutan. Dannenberg’s career spawnned the entire space age. He inspired many young people to seek careers in space, science and engineering. Many engineers were inspired to excellence by the example Dannenberg established both in his areas of technology development and public service. Konrad Dannenberg set the bar that we should all strive to meet. Those of us that were honored to know Konrad will dearly miss him.

Message to Spammers!

Sunday, February 1st, 2009

Well, there’s egg and bacon,
egg sausage and bacon
Egg and spam
Egg, bacon and spam
Egg, bacon, sausage and spam
Spam, bacon, sausage and spam
Spam, egg, spam, spam, bacon and spam
Spam, sausage, spam, spam, spam, bacon, spam tomato and spam
Spam, spam, spam, egg and spam
Spam, spam, spam, spam, spam, spam, baked beans, spam, spam, spam and spam.

(Choir: Spam! Spam! Spam! Spam! Lovely Spam! Lovely Spam!)

To the Spammers: (ALL of them!!!)

Just in case you didn’t catch my previous post, here it is for your referance:

Please spam me some more, because every spam you send me WILL be reported to the FTC - Federal Trade Commission, and the FCC - Federal Communications Commission. Furthermore I will actually go through the process of doing a WhoIs on your domain names, The domain name you send the e-mail from, and the domain name you are spamming a link to. I will report these spam infractions to the related ISPs - Internet Service Providers and DNSs - Domain Name Service Providers. I tell you what! I’ll even give you my e-mail directly so that it will make it easier for your bots to pickup on it and spam it directly. Please be warned that this means WAR!!! If you play with fire, expect to get burned! If you can’t handle the heat then get out of the kitchen! Oh and nice try hacking my IP, but I squashed your viruses! Also I must commend you on a nice job with the online bank phishing site, very nice work! Although your going to have to do a better job on the domain name redirect, it’s a little obvious when the SSL isn’t enabled and the domain name has nothing to do with my bank.

So here it is, here is my e-mail, feel free to spam me all you want!!! But I warn you, you will be reported!

Spam at your own risk!!!



Americans in Orbit 50 Years

Tuesday, December 16th, 2008

I’ve just accepted a position on the Advisory Board for the organization known as “Americans in Orbit 50 Years”. My title will be Senior Technologist.

I must say this is really exciting for me! This is moving in exactly the direction I’ve always dreamed my life would go! Only I never thought it would be possible!!!! Yet here I am living MY dream! The full energy and excitement of this appointment hasn’t completely hit me yet. I suppose that’s partly because I’m such a work-a-holic and so friggin busy these days that everything just seems to go in a blur.

In any event I need to mention some of the things that this organization brings to the table. First I will start with the names and affiliations of the other board members:

T.J. O’Mally, Former Launch Director for Friendship 7

Charles Arthur “Chuck” Biggs, Sr., Former VP, Manned Spaceflight Education Foundation Inc.

Larry R. Capps, CEO, U.S. Space and Rocket Center

William Coleman, Chief of Project Blue Book (UFO Investigations)

Al Reisz, CEO of Reisz Engineers

Konrad K. Dannenberg, Deupty Manager of the Saturn Rocket Program

Lorraine Ruiz, Operations Manager of NASA’s Ames Exploration Encounter Program

Bill Larson, Director of Media Relations

These are giant people in the world of space flight and I’m proud and honored to be counted among them in representing the Orbiter Space Flight Simulator and other technology and engineering developments.

I should also note that we hare having a special event at the Davidson Center for Space Exploration

Automakers beg for money?!

Thursday, December 4th, 2008

GM is begging for money now?!?!

Where was GM when I was begging for money?

For those of you who are new to my blog you can feel free to read back in some of my very early posts and discover that this blog actually started BEFORE my career got started. There was a time when I was living in a basement with stone walls, cement pavers for a floor, bugs, bats, rats and spiders for company! Have a look at this picture for proof:

Bailing out auto industry?!

Thursday, November 20th, 2008

So the latest question everyone seems to be raving out about is if the US government should bail out the automotive industry?

Well first of all I’d like to get your comments on this.

Now I’ll state my thoughts. I think it’s the worst idea ever conceived by human beings! Why would you pay the largest industry in the world to continue producing the worlds largest and most inefficient fleet of vehicles? What ever happened to free market?!

If the government is going to put money into the auto industry it should fund better technology. We are still using automotive technology from the late 18th century! The original Model-T from the early 1900’s

Huntsville, a time for change!

Thursday, September 25th, 2008

Not everyone is aware of the recent accident in Huntsville Alabama but they should be! A bicyclist pedestrian was hit by a driver of an SUV who was distracted. This situation should never have happened indeed it is unacceptable. To think that a person could hop on their bicycle and go for a ride thus ending up dead thanks to some person playing <insert distracting device/event here> while driving is reflective on the deplorable situation here in Huntsville, not to mention the complete lack of planning and leadership from the city of Huntsville. (Speaking of the total safety feeling one gets while riding a bicycle down roads such as

Comment on “The Hydrogen Hoax” - by Dr. Robert Zubrin

Monday, July 21st, 2008

For those of you who don’t know who the heck Dr. Robert Zubrin is you need to have a look at the Wiki on him:

Huntsville Airshow 2008

Tuesday, July 1st, 2008

More to come on HHO gas later,

RE: CNN - Uncontacted People

Friday, May 30th, 2008

I couldn’t help but write a response to the top story this morning on

More here:

Apparently this article describes how these people have never had any contact with the outside world. The article goes on to state, “Its director, Stephen Cory, said the new photographs highlight the need to protect uncontacted people from intrusion by the outside world.”

But what I don’t get is what are we protecting them from? Starbucks and birth control pills? The last I check the modern world has a lot more innovations that make life a heck of a lot nicer not to mention life spans MUCH longer by removing problems such as Malaria, Colera, Yellow Fever not to mention cutting back on the mortality rates from the Flu, TB, Measles, and Pnumonia. So I ask again what is it that we are saving them from? Electricity, fresh drinking water? Or is it polution and over population that we are saving them from. If that is the case then why don’t we all go native and strip naked to go back to living in caves with leather straps for clothing and pick berries from the bushes.

What really bothers me is the following quoted statement in the article, “Cory said in a statement. “The world needs to wake up to this, and ensure that their territory is protected in accordance with international law. Otherwise, they will soon be made extinct.” ”

Let me make this perfectly clear! These are HUMAN BEINGS! These are NOT some species of panda or tiger! What would be extint here is the mind-set of sub-human culture older then the 3rd world. What becomes extint is the cave-man social civilization, if it can be called that. More to the point what is lost is the attachement to pre-science understanding of the world in which we live and with it a measure of the superstitions that accompany a narrow world view such as a flat Earth, Earth centric universe, or dare I say it, a Sun centered universe. Maybe people should be focusing their energy more or “Protecting” HUMANS from the Moon Landings Hoax and inspire our kids to go into fields of science, math, physics and chemistry and challenge them selves for grades better then a C-minus.

Just some food for thought!


My First Spammer

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2008

Wow my blog just got it’s first spam! This is a historic moment, I didn’t think this little blog was important enough to recieve spam, but I guess I was wrong. To all you spammers out there, this board is managed with WordPress and I have full control over your comments. This is part of the reason I left MySpace as I’ve already noted in a previous post. Your spam comments will be moderated and nobody will see any of your comments, your only wasting your own time trying!

To everyone else I encourage you to do something about fighting back against the spam scourge. There is a free service out there that runs off of donations (tax write off). This service has lawyers that take spammer tracking data from e-mail headers and uses this information to prosecute the spammers, even to bill them for their spamming actions. The spammers can get black listed against any and all ISP’s meaning no Internet Service Provider will give them an account. International spammers are reported to the international agencies responsible for local enforcement. Of