Skip to main content

Space. Just Space.

Technology can be more than impressive. It can be amazing. Many years ago I worked with engineers  and other technical people at North American Aviation, Rockwell, Rocketdyne, TRW, Hughes Aircraft, Lockheed, Litton Industries, and most of the other "space exploration pioneers" located in Southern California. As a salesman for Riggs/LaMoree Corp. it was my job to introduce and sell state-of-the-art construction materials suitable for the extreme environments in space. My company represented: 
  • Dow Corning Silicones. (High Temperature Ablatives, Sealants, and Encapsulation products) 
  • DuPont. (Mylar Polyester films, Kapton High Temperature Resistant Films, and Nomex Polyamide products.) 
  • Bentley Harris Corp. (Woven Fiberglas Products coated with materials resistant to severe environments) 
  • Chase Foster Div. of Keene Inc. (Flexible laminates of high temperature and chemical resistant products)
C. D. LaMoree Company was started in 1926 and originally sold electrical insulation products (asbestos, cotton sleeving, dielectric varnish, mica products, fiberglas cordage, and etc). I joined the company in 1960. In the mid-1970's the company was sold and became Riggs/LaMoree Corp. A couple of years went by and I was promoted to V.P. and General Manager. It was during this time, from 1972  to  1982 that there was a gradual change in the materials sold. The original electrical insulation products were phased out and replaced by the more sophisticated high technology products that were used in the early days of space exploration.

Today, when I view the various satellites, space shuttles, and machinery that is advancing our knowledge of space . . . I think of it as another frontier. Perhaps the last frontier? Space exploration is just beginning. The technology to explore space is fantastic. A person has to be impressed with the many challenges that have already been made and curious about those to come. Yes, it is very expensive. It is also very important.

And amazing !


Popular posts from this blog

Intellectual / Incompetent / Liberal

We all know that there are serious problems with ou American political system. The federal government and national media have been telling us that we continue to lead the world in just about everything. Unfortunately, we do not. Measuring our status against other nations is difficult as it entails comparison of different attributes and characteristics. Comparisons are, at best, crude.  Surely, if we look, it's clear that America is no longer dominant among the world's communities. 

For decades following the 1929 economic depression, America has enriched foreign industries at the expense of our own. We have subsidized foreign military powers while allowing the depletion of our own. We've defended other nations borders while, at the same time, not defended our own. We've spent trillions of dollars to subsidize unworthy governments, and let our own infrastructure to fall into disrepair. 

The use of our economic power as a diplomatic tool may have been the correct thing to d…

What Comes Next- And When

The speed of progress is astounding.  Watching television a few days ago I listened to Mark Cuban talk about subjects that I know little about. It was fascinating. He started with cars. Automatic cars. Driverless cars. Cars that think for themselves. All of which ended with a conversation about "artificial intelligence". Frankly, some of the discussion went right over my head. 
He began talking about the growth of computer knowledge and abilities that will result in the power to exponentially grow. Ultimately the amount of knowledge will exceed that of human beings. At that point "artificial intelligence" will control human beings. 

Mr. Cuban stopped there and asked "when this happens in the future, and it will, where will human beings fit in the composition of the universe".  
Several brilliant minds have been working on the answer but no consensus exists - except one. The transition from the dominance of human beings on earth will end will be be replaced b…

Donald (I am not a clown) Trump

I'm eighty years old. Several Presidents have come and gone. Some good. Some not so good.come and go. A few were excellent executives and a few were not. 

Now, out of the blue, comes Donald Trump. The Democrats cheer and the Republicans go back ask themselves 'what just happened'? 

The Democrats watch their candidate turn to dust. Dishonesty and corruption laid her to rest. Bye bye Hillary.

America has endured eight long years of the radical, liberal and  progressive politicians. Our sleepy nation finally agreed that they were attempting to destroy America. Our character, traditions, Constitutional government and international stature were sliding faster and faster toward big government socialism. The foundation of our freedoms that we worked so hard to establish were being undermined before our eyes. 

Our recent President Obama gave us eight years of faulty direction. He trashed the government with misguided appointments that steered America onto the ultra-liberal shoals.