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SUBJECT: No country - would be more pleased to see the JWST "fail" - than China ( https://phys.org/news/2021-06-black-hole-center-milky-mass.html )
Dear James Webb Observatory related persons... [ PLEASE FORWARD TO JOHN MATHER - JWST at NASA ]
My married name is Susan Neuhart. ( I am a retired person - living in ... - Ohio ). Prior to my retirement - I worked in "high-technology" - in CA, FL, AZ, Ohio, etc.. My typical title was "Software Engineering Technical Writer". I was paid - as a "consultant" - and created End User manuals - for American companies - seeking to sell "high-technology" products - to English speaking humans. My previous resume' is available on my "personal" web site. I do not sell any products; AND, I enjoy being retired. My web site - is for my personal entertainment. I can code HTML pages - and, "coding HTML" is a form of rehabilitation (from a stroke event) - for me. Thus, I was "mildly" interested in the James Webb Telescope Observatory's progress.
As a "technical document writer" - I can appreciate "unavoidable" delays. For example ... I documented software for the US Military, US National Science Foundation and US commercial entities. I also "coded" software - for Battelle Research, etc. ... I created the "AUTOMATED" REQUIREMENTS TRACEABILITY MATRIX - FOR GE (1986). AND, in fact, I created the End User manual - for "SPEED2000” EDA software - prior to its purchase - by CADENCE ( for $83 Million USD - circa 2010). My co-workers were from China & India. DR Jiayuan Fang (PhD) - the owner of the company - still in existence [ "SIGRITY" - Santa Clara, CA] is a world authority in microprocessor Signal Integrity software & systems development.
You may know [that] Keithley Instruments - located in Solon, Ohio - is a major contractor - on the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). Related to this, I did (on 10-27-2021) read the year 2019 news story - TITLE: "Keithley Instruments (KI) to move hundreds of manufacturing jobs to China - from Solon" Ohio. As you may recall, KI does design & manufacture "testing equipment" - related to CHIP manufacturing. In fact, Printed Circuit Boards - containing many IC chips - are important components of the JWST. [ LINK ]
AT THIS WRITING - I THINK [ May, I demand?] YOU SHOULD INVESTIGATE - RELATED TO Keithley Instruments (KI) MOVING SO MANY AMERICAN JOBS [TO CHINA] - AND, ITS SUBSEQUENT AWARD OF CONTRACTS [by NASA] - RELATED TO THE TESTING - of THE "COMPONENTS" OF THE JAMES WEBB SPACE TELESCOPE.
My co-workers did NOT want to return to China! They practiced speaking English with me. They bought homes – in California! Indeed, Bing could use "chop-sticks" - I did not. FUNNY STORY: What is called a "Dim-Sum" server - by Americans & Chinese people - is called a "lazy Susan" - in America . Everyone laughed & bowed - when she (Bing) introduced me - in California: "Susan Neuhart". They roared - with laughter - when I reported [that] I actually tried - to be a "waitress" - a "server" - but failed.
MANY* of my co-workers [and, I have worked all over the USA!] - were very fine ‘First Generation’ Americans. I could not have succeeded - at WHAT - I was paid very well to do - to create - without their help and patience - to "teach" - the American (so that) she can "teach" more Americans - HOW TO USE our software.
(* A DEC VAX/VMS employee - smacked me on my arse - when I [then 25 years old] was bent over a table [at UWGB] assisting another student - to develop code. A GENERAL ELECTRIC employee insisted that I "sign-off" - on my End User Manual - before, I was ready. A "Gay" male - became very angry - when I insisted [that] he should not "love coo" - to his partner - over the telephone - in the cubicle [that] we shared. THESE WERE ALL WHITE CAUCASION MEN! )
However, no country - in the world - would be more pleased to see the James Webb Space -observatory - Telescope (JWST )"fail" - after it is launched - than China. -- Then, they will launch their own “observatory” - AS A "SOLE SOURCE" SUPPLIER!
Specifically, the instruments, lenses and mirrors - are "origamically" folded into the ship's payload bay. AND, these instruments must be "unfolded" - and pointed – by on-board systems - over 1.5 million miles from Earth. [ https://www.jwst.nasa.gov/content/features/origami.html ] As you may recall - from your Geometry (and trigonometry) classes - the slightest degree of mistake - has very significant consequences - over long distances. All American baseball pitchers know this. [ AND, the ball is only traveling - from the Pitcher's mound - to the batter!] In software (also) - we speak of "back doors" installed (in the software) - which, the "End User" is not aware of. This is the "stuff" of some Sci-fi" movies. However, to turn the design, manufacture, calibration [ and perhaps "testing"] - of the Webb Space Telescope - over to "company personnel" - residing in China - seems very odd to me.
YES, YOU MAY CONTACT ME. NOTE: Since my SAH@MCA stroke event - I do not - use a telephone ... I do write Emails – like this one. PLEASE MAKE INQUIRIES - AS YOU CAN. Your "titles" make me think you have "access" - to KI personnel - and NASA "decision-makers". I will do my best - to get the attention of ... NASA ... - using a "form" - etc.
Again, I am retired. Please - be respectful of this fact. I perform YOGA poses - for Seniors - ONLY - to demonstrate [that] I am OK My husband - of 39+ years - is (the digital artist) Hans Neuhart. What I did - to capture him - is called "cougaring". He also worked at NCR and GE. My only daughter ( the former "Dawn Marie Burton" - born 1973 ) was an Employee of USA-FBI; She is now - a lead attorney for Twitter [DC]
ALL BEST! - Susan
PS: I can help you - FOR FREE - to make software – [that] checks for installed “back doors” – if YOU need me - to help you. I first did this – at General Electric – Daytona Beach, Florida – offices – circa 1986. It is easy - if YOU know how. ( My husband – Hans Neuhart – must approve. Today, I live near Wright Patterson Air Force Base - and, I do NOT drive. ) :-)
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