Sunday, February 17, 2013

A Cold Day in Louisiana

There, I discovered true invention
by Leonard E.

I joined a Lockheed Martin heritage company that had just moved into the NASA’s eastern New Orleans Michoud Assembly Facility in October 1973. There, I met many people who had transferred from the Denver, Colorado. area to produce the Space Shuttle external tank. On a very cold winter day (for New Orleans), the secretary of my department director (William Ewig), after I commented on how cold it was, said that I should try some ski tea. It was a mixture of Tang, instant tea and hot water. It was very tasty. And while I'd experienced cold in North Dakota and at Thule Air Base, ski tea wasn't served there. Her recommendation was appreciated!