CEV Proposal Team

The Aura project had ended.  The spacecraft completed its checkout and we were all sent to other tasks.  I found myself back in Lanham working on a couple of projects which were wrapping up.  I was then sent to work on a proposal for the Crew Exploration Vehicle.  Northrop Grumman Integrated Systems was the Lead, with Boeing as the subcontractor.  The work would be performed at the Vought Aircraft Facility in Hawthorne, California.  Hawthorne is in South Central Los Angeles.  I loved working on the proposal, it was a great time.  These photos are not necessarily in order.  When I first went out to the project, I stayed at the LAX Sheraton, later switching back to the Crowne Plaza.

LAX Airport, EL-Segundo California. Fred Reardon's house on Garnet Street, Redondo Beach, CA. Fred Reardon's house on Garnet Street, Redondo Beach, CA.
I was driving from the airport to Imperial Blvd that takes me to Hawthorne, CA. Mini Bear in the backyard, on the storage bin. Mini Bear.
Fred Reardon's house on Garnet Street, Redondo Beach, CA. Fred Reardon's house on Garnet Street, Redondo Beach, CA. Fred Reardon's house on Garnet Street, Redondo Beach, CA.
Mini Bear. Fred's Back yard. Fred's back yard.
Fred Reardon's house on Garnet Street, Redondo Beach, CA. Glenn Dale, Maryland. Glenn Dale, Maryland.
Mandy, Fred, and Suzie. My car out front.  Also out front is my old chair and Ottoman. My Living room while I await my new Lay Z Boy.
Glenn Dale, Maryland. Hermosa Beach, California. Palos Verdes, California.
The Man Chair. The Pitcher House, which is at the corner of Pacific Coast Highway and 2nd Street.  We saw Dick Dale play here.  I thought it was interesting that it was raining. The view of Palos Verdes.
LAX Airport, El Segundo California. LAX Airport Sheraton, El Segundo, CA. Redondo - Hermosa - Manhattan Beach Strand.
I stayed at the Sheraton early on and this was my view from the window. My hotel room. Riding bikes along the Strand.
Redondo - Hermosa - Manhattan Beach Strand. Redondo Beach, CA. Redondo Beach, CA.
Honestly, the beach starts at Redondo, then becomes Hermosa, then farther North it is Manhattan.  I never knew what beach I was on, so I just say Redondo. The sunset. Bill Hansell on the Strand.
Fred Reardon's house on Garnet Street, Redondo Beach, CA. Fred Reardon's house on Garnet Street, Redondo Beach, CA. Fred Reardon's house on Garnet Street, Redondo Beach, CA.
Fred's house. Fred and Suzie cut Mini Bear's hair. Fred and Suzy cut Mini hair.
Fred Reardon's house on Garnet Street, Redondo Beach, CA. Fred Reardon's house on Garnet Street, Redondo Beach, CA. Fred Reardon's house on Garnet Street, Redondo Beach, CA.
Fred and Suzy cut Mini's hair. Fred's van. Fred and Suzie.
Fred Reardon's house on Garnet Street, Redondo Beach, CA. Just Outside Fred's house, looking North. Fred Reardon's house on Garnet Street, Redondo Beach, CA.
Suzie's Car. Pacific Coast Highway.  
Redondo Beach, CA. Redondo Beach, CA. Redondo Beach, CA.
Fred Reardon. The sunset. The pier.
Redondo Beach, CA. Redondo Beach, CA. Redondo Beach, CA.
Strand photo. Fred Fred
Redondo Beach, CA. Redondo Beach, CA. Redondo Beach, CA.
     
Redondo Beach, CA. Redondo Beach, CA. Redondo Beach, CA.
     
LAX Airport, El Segundo California. LAX Airport, El Segundo California.