Voices from New Mexico's Space History
Voices from New Mexico's Space History
Different quotations from New Mexico space pioneers appear on this page monthly. This is the December 2018 installment.
Different quotations from New Mexico space pioneers appear on this page monthly. This is the December 2018 installment.
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This excerpt is from a December 1, 2018, article in the Albuquerque Journal about two local companies with direct involvement in the Mars InSight explorer that landed safely on Mars five days earlier.

Metis Technology Solutions supplies round-the-clock operations support for NASA's Deep Space Network to send data back and forth between InSight and Earth....

"We're kind of like the phone operator who prepares the communication system to make sure it's pointed right and working," [Metis Space Division Manager Jim] Theiss said. "... We're the network operations analysts for every space probe. NASA managers tell us they need connectivity, and we rollup our sleeves to make it happen."

SolAero [Technologies Corp.] has built the solar panels that power nearly every NASA flight to the moon, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter and even the sun over the past two decades, said SolAero CEO Brad Clevenger. "We've supported 41 NASA missions in the last 20 years," Clevenger said. "The Mars InSight mission is just the latest one."





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            [2017 Voices Archives were lost in a computer crash]
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        2015 Voices Archives for quotes posted during 2015
        2014 Voices Archives for quotes posted during 2014
        2013 Voices Archives for quotes posted during 2013
        2012 Voices Archives for quotes posted during 2012
        2011 Voices Archives for quotes posted during 2011


Photo Credits
Robert Goddard towing one of his rockets to the launch site near Roswell about 1931, courtesy of NASA.

WhiteKnightTwo carrying SpaceShipTwo at Spaceport America runway dedication flyover, photo by Loretta Hall.


Unless otherwise credited, all material on this site is
© Loretta Hall 2010-2018.

This excerpt is from a December 1, 2018, article in the Albuquerque Journal about two local companies with direct involvement in the Mars InSight explorer that landed safely on Mars five days earlier.

Metis Technology Solutions supplies round-the-clock operations support for NASA's Deep Space Network to send data back and forth between InSight and Earth....

"We're kind of like the phone operator who prepares the communication system to make sure it's pointed right and working," [Metis Space Division Manager Jim] Theiss said. "... We're the network operations analysts for every space probe. NASA managers tell us they need connectivity, and we rollup our sleeves to make it happen."

SolAero [Technologies Corp.] has built the solar panels that power nearly every NASA flight to the moon, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter and even the sun over the past two decades, said SolAero CEO Brad Clevenger. "We've supported 41 NASA missions in the last 20 years," Clevenger said. "The Mars InSight mission is just the latest one."


See previously featured quotes on the following pages:
Voices Archives for the current year
[Voices Archives from 2017 were lost in a computer crash]
2016 Voices Archives
2015 Voices Archives
2014 Voices Archives
2013 Voices Archives
2012 Voices Archives
2011 Voices Archives


Photo Credits
Robert Goddard towing one of his rockets to the launch site near Roswell about 1931, courtesy of NASA.

WhiteKnightTwo carrying SpaceShipTwo at Spaceport America runway dedication flyover, photo by Loretta Hall.


Unless otherwise credited, all material on this site is © Loretta Hall 2010-2018.

For more information about New Mexico's contributions to space exploration, visit the New Mexico Museum of Space History.
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For more information about New Mexico's contributions to space exploration, visit the New Mexico Museum of Space History.