What the $*@& happened to Space?

My favorite television show has nothing at all to do with Space. It's about a bunch of everyday, hard working men who work and live on crab fishing boats off the coast of Alaska for nine months out of a year. This year on Deadliest Catch (Discovery Channel) one of my favorite fisherman covered by... Continue Reading →

Hey NASA, let us tell your story

The topic of the week seems to be Open Government. Fantastic! NASA is open by design, and the public support is vital because it's the public that pays for their projects. Contrast this to private industries where public support is not important.  Let's say I have a new product idea and I develop a prototype... Continue Reading →

Space IS boring: a new kind of hero

I had the pleasure of being a participant at @spaceupconf this weekend.  It was the best conference I've EVER been to. Ever. My only regret is that I didn't bring my entire family.  It was that good. There were 16 Ignite talks on Saturday night.   All of them excellent. Unfortunately the first 7 didn't... Continue Reading →

A healthy Space 2.0 Eco System

The Space Industry is dominated by some pillar organizations.  NASA and its dinosaur-like contractors such as United Space Alliance, Lockheed Martin, and Northrop Grumman, make up the vast majority of space related activities in the US.  They don't often think in terms of the common good of the industry.  They focus on projects, getting next... Continue Reading →

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