36 years in manufacturing... first half as a machinist in the valve industry... then 5 years as a maintanence machinist/tool maker... then an Aero-Space R&D Tool and Die maker for a few years... became 2nd shift supervisor after 9-11... Working towards a relaxing retirement with my telescope and sailboat.
NASA and Boeing developed a huge, carbon composite cryogenic fuel tank for deep space missions, and started testing it last month. The 18-ft cryotank will enable heavy-lift launch vehicles to send both humans and robots into deep space.
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.