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The waves do not rise, but when the winds blow.

The state legislature has been in session for two weeks now. Reports are coming from Santa Fe about southern New Mexico. More debate is occurring about the future of our spaceport. Establishing a new industry like commercial space transportation requires demand for its products and services. Commercial products of the commercial space transportation industry include new launch vehicles, satellites and their related technologies. ...


I won’t take no for an answer

In January we set personal goals for the year, make resolutions in some cases, throw a Hail Mary pass at a difficult problem.  Lose weight, find your new relationship or solve both and join the gym, a Hail Mary pass for sure. Making realistic, specific, measurable goals requires a plan. The plan can create change; take us from our current state to a ...


Have a healthy disregard for the impossible.

My early introduction to computers started with a college summer job in 1968 at the Long Island Lighting Company (LILCO), our equivalent of El Paso Electric. Punch cards were just starting to be used on their payroll system and I was told, oh boy, I could have a job converting customer records in the future to the punch card system. I studied programming ...


The Orion Space Capsule

America's first human space program began in 1959 with the Mercury Program. The Mercury Program's 3rd mission carried Alan Shepard in the Freedom 7 space capsule one hundred and sixteen miles to space at a speed of fifty one hundred and eighty miles per hour, mission duration was fifteen minutes. That flight took place on May 5th, 1961, fifty three years ago. The Mercury program had 3 objectives, orbit a ...


When the going get tough, that's when the tough get going.

Be Proactive, Put First Things First, Start with the End in Mind. These three directives are concise instructions for project manager. They come from Steven Covey's Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. They can apply to any project, large or small, short or long term. A key word in the book title is effective. One example an effective use of project management skills ...