Uncertain Dots 27

After a loooong hiatus due to incompatible work schedules, Rhett and I are back with our intermittent hangout series. We talk about space programs, the engineering mindset, and cool stuff you can do with liquid nitrogen.

Amazingly, we didn't actually talk about our current (well, recently-completed, in my case) classes. That might be a first for Uncertain Dots...

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