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VSS Unity's first solo flightFinally: Virgin SpaceShipTwo VSS Unity completed her first glide flight! It's been just over two years since the accident. I wish I could have seen her on her own without the mother ship. Up until Saturday, she was always in captive carry mode. That is she was carried and firmly attached to WhiteKnightTwo, VMS Eve , her carrier aircraft. On December 3rd, she was released from VMS Eve and glided home ...


The next 100 days: observations for New Mexicans as we transition to the next administration.

If you have been reading my column you know I am more focused on science and technology. Most of the people I spend my days with are involved in federally funded programs that require some degree of technical, scientific and administrative know how. Yet, I believe most of us do similar jobs. I recon if you have set up your computer ...


The janitor who inspired me

Jobe is a church janitor. This is not his real name but he exists. I spoke with him last week. He attended ISPCS and also our SUMMIT on Inclusion. This janitor spent over $1500 to join our community. When people attend ISPCS, we do not ask for their title. When you see a name badge at ISPCS, you see a name, and organization. We also ask attendees to list 3 things ...


Ambition is essential to success

My career or any career needs to be nurtured. Careers were on the agenda at NMSU last week because of homecoming. Successful alumni who serve on various advisory boards were on campus, including my former boss who now works at NASA's Langley Research Center. He still works in the area of technology development. He was the one who started our Student Launch program in 1994 by designing the original student payload. ...


It does not matter who gets the credit

I've heard this and I don't buy it. People who work hard want credit for the results of their work. Money is not the solution either. Sometimes a thank you works best, so thank you Christine Anderson.

Milton Glaser is the Creator of the ubiquitous I heart NY logo. John Leland wrote recently about Mr. Glaser, who is 87 years old. They discussed what type of logo he'd create ...