Life update and promo

Posted 7 months ago2019-12-20 12:07:34 UTC
Tetsu0 Tetsu0Original Cowboy
Hey all.
I've been away for some time. Doing.... Things....
The band has been taking off so I'm my free time I've been focusing mainly on music and supporting the band. I've been making animated promos with blender and my 3D art is actually featured on the album cover.

I've also come a long way as far as my career.
For YEARS I wanted to do SOMETHING with rockets. I quit my job in CT and moved to Florida to chill with the band. I got a job doing amusement park rides (think Disneyland) which was cool but it wasn't rockets. (Actually the job sucked big time, it was only cool in theory)

Now I'm doing rockets.

I support ULA (United Launch Alliance) during launches by monitoring for gas leaks during fueling and post launch.

I made it into the last Twitter promo video: (I'm @ 14s in the silver shirt standing behind the control console)
ULA (@ulalaunch) Tweeted:
At ULA, our team and our rockets have a tremendous responsibility.

I'm also supporting Blue Origin by being on the engineering team that is building their launchpad.

This isnt just me promoting my band or showing off about rockets.. I want to tell all of you to never give up. Keep making small steps towards your goals and you can realize them. When I failed out of college I thought I screwed up big time. But I kept at it and 10 LONG years later I'm here.
I wish all of you good luck in your life and hope you have good health in the new year.


Commented 7 months ago2019-12-20 21:08:18 UTC Comment #102464
I'm sure had you been filmed a bit longer we could have heard you saying to your colleagues: "Did you submit your report to the administrator today?" :P

I'm very happy things seem to be going well in your life! I'm just wondering: what exactly do you mean when you say you "support" them? Does this mean you are not a regular employee?

And I think you're right about never giving up, but sometimes it's hard to remain hopeful. So good job on succeeding to achieve your dream!
Commented 7 months ago2019-12-20 23:20:12 UTC Comment #102465
I'm not employed by United Launch Alliance. My company designed and installed the system that I oversee during launches. So I'm allowed into the control room in case something happens... Then I'll help ULA the employees figure it out.

Our programmer is great though so the system is pretty bulletproof at this point.

It is hard to remain hopeful. Just don't give up!
Commented 7 months ago2019-12-21 09:24:31 UTC Comment #102466
Wow, that's so amazing and inspiring!
Commented 7 months ago2019-12-21 13:43:48 UTC Comment #102467
Absolutely awesome, mate. Absolutely awesome.
Commented 7 months ago2019-12-21 16:07:20 UTC Comment #102468
Cool stuff.
Where you there when the Atlas V with Starliner launched? Apparently Starliner made an oopsie and didn't perform its burn to rendezvous with the ISS when it was supposed to. Something about the spacecraft's clock not matching the mission elapsed time that made it "think" it had already performed the burn. But hey, it's a test flight, so not a big issue.
Commented 7 months ago2019-12-21 19:57:19 UTC Comment #102469
Carrot, I had the opportunity but my coworker took my spot because he knew I had to play a show on Friday night haha. (Atlas went up at 6:36 AM EST)

When we support launches, we have to get there 7 hours before launch time to do system checks and oversee fueling. I would have had to get there at around 11pm on Thursday night. Launch days are long days.

I'll be there for the next one whenever that is.

Also yes. The starliner had an incorrect mission clock set. We don't know HOW it was erroneously set (I'm thinking human error) but it tried to hold to a different flight path and burned a LOT of fuel in doing so.

Because of that, the capsule could not rendezvous with the ISS.

If the capsule had a crew, they would have caught the mistake and would have fixed it in time to make a course correction.

Regardless, the launch itself was a success and the capsule will make it home safe.
Commented 7 months ago2019-12-22 06:40:59 UTC Comment #102470
fuck yeah, that's awesome dude

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