The misadventures of Commander Merlin and the crew of RV-103
Monday December 30th 2013

Other Articles and Interviews About The RV-103 Crew

**People Power featured in Ad Astra magazine**

Rocketman’s picture was taken by the NY Photographer Micheal Soluri while working on the windows of Shuttle Discovery.  The picture first appeared 2007 in Ad Astra magazine.

Copyright Michael Soluri

**ZeroG Experience**

Back in 2008 Rocketman was selected for an education program dealing with microgravity that culminated in a flight on ZeroG.

The following link is the article that Rocketman wrote about the experience that was published in the Space Review.

Proof that pigs can really fly! Copyright Steve Boxall
Mark and I scramble for the bottle. Copyright Steve Boxall

**Weekly Reader-Career World**

Rocketman was interviewed for the high school version of the Weekly Reader November/December 2007 issue called Career World for an article on Aerospace Jobs.

**Smithsonian Air & Space Magazine October/November 2010**

The 2010 October/November issue of the Smithsonian Air & Space Magazine has done an article called “Throttle Down” by Tom Harpole.   The article is written about the end of the Space Shuttle Program and the economic devastation it will cause to Brevard County Florida.  In the photo gallery, various shuttle workers are highlighted including yours truly.

You can find the online version of the article here.

Credit Smithsonian Air & Space Magazine/David Burnett/Contact Press Images

November 3rd, 2010 Interview on The Space Show hosted by Dr. David Livingston.

You can download to the interview or listen online at the following link: This is the direct URL to the interview.

You can also subscribe to The Space Show podcast on iTunes and download this interview and many other worthwhile interviews to listen too.

**60 Minutes with Scott Pelly**

Rocketman and CBS News Anchor Scott Pelley for 60 Minutes

About 20 laid off and current aerospace workers, including Rocketman, from Kennedy Space Center sat down to have a chat with Scott Pelley of CBS 60 Minutes about the end of our nation’s Human Space Flight program and the economic devastation that it is causing and will further cause for Titusville and Brevard County.

You can view parts of the CBS 60 minutes interview here.  The entire 60 Minutes interview will be broadcast later this fall.

On July 8th, 2011, Rocketman appeared on The Space Show for the second time to discuss the last Space Shuttle launch that occured earlier that day and to discuss where our Human Space Flight Program is going from here.  You can download The Space Show interview here or you can download it from iTunes.

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