One big step for a Minnesotan


It’s worth noting that the space shuttle, which launched Sunday night, is under the control of a Minnesota lad.

“It’s always the thing that you think you have down, that’s routine, that comes back and bites you,” Paul Dye, lead shuttle flight director said, according to the blog The Future of Things. “It’ll either be routine or it will be heart stopping, like always.”

Dye is a Roseville native, whom I profiled a few years ago. We became acquainted because we’ve both built — or are building — our own airplanes.

His family still lives in the area.

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