Dick Sexstone Posted February 22 Share Posted February 22 I was going to put this under a different topic but then decided that this is an appropriate “Show & Tell” post…..I watched a story about high schoolers working on a NASA project this morning and it got me thinking about how many of you out there have directly or indirectly worked for NASA? I think the per capita amount is higher among the people on this forum than the general population….. I am one of the ones who has indirectly worked for NASA… I did maintenance for a company that does thin film deposition ….. in a vacuum a layer as thin as atoms of elements are deposited on a piece of glass ….. That is made into filters that specific wavelengths of light will or will not pass thru….think spectrograph…..Most of us know the history but incase you have forgotten or were not alive at the time here’s a quick history….. When the the Hubble space telescope was launched the big mirror was ground to the wrong specs….it was Out of focus… so “glasses” were made for the Hubble and at the same time the spectrograph package was upgraded …. The company I did maintenance for got a contract to make some of the new filters….. I maintained the vacuum machine that ‘shot” the some of the filters that went into the new optics package that was was installed on one of the repair missions to Hubble…. So my question is have you worked directly or indirectly for NASA? And have you any stories or objects you would like to “Show and Tell”? I told my story …..here is my show…… Hubble folder…….one side the Hubble the other side view of Saturn taken from what I thought was Hubble but turned out to be taken by one of the Voyager missions….. 5&1/2” long ….. handle : 203E boarder ,pure iron background , gold inlay and silver stars…. Blade 15n20 boarder …15n20 stars in 1095 background.. My photos could have used some new focus too!!! Ha ha ha 8 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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