Hello out there.

Welcome to my Web page. Why a web page? Because I want to prove to myself and the kids that I'm attempting to keep up with the technology since I retired. I also want to share some of my life experience with others and a web page is a fun way of doing it.

Kids?? They are 53, 51 and 50 with me being 79. I have been married 54 of those years to the same lovely girl, Barbara, who is a Porcelain painter and also enjoys rubber stamping and gardening. Click here for some examples of what she does.

( Clicking on any underlined words will take you to another page associated with that word.))

We have lived in the same house in Duarte California, the home of the City of Hope, , for 52 of those years.

I retired from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in 1998 after working there for 36 years. During those years, I participated in all the planetary launches since 1962.

One of my first assignments was preparing the procedures and equipment needed to transport the Ranger Spacecraft from California to Florida. I think that I had something to do with the use of Citizens Band -(CB)- and trucks.

I also worked on Electric and Hybrid Cars.- Yes, NASA and JPL were involved with them for several years-.

My last position was the ATLO (Assembly,Test and Launch Operations) Manager for the Mars Global Surveyor Project.

Now that I'm not flying spacecraft, I'm doing all those things that I never had time to do before. Like clean the garage.-will take ten years at least. - plus all those other things that are on the "Honey Do" list. *Note; 10 years have passed since I first wrote that and the garage is still not cleaned.

One of our major activities since retiring WAS -(we just sold it)- Motorhoming in our "House car". (Thats what California calls it.)

We are now enjoying the Cruise experience on BIG ships.

I will continue to work on these pages as time and the Honey Do list permits. Hope you enjoyed it.

Thanks, Vince Wirth