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We need a go getter to get going.

A spaceport is a business, and that business is transportation. There are 5 modes of transportation; ground, sea, rail, air and space. The State of New Mexico has a Secretary of Transportation. I wonder if the Secretary has been involved in the discussion about the qualifications of our next spaceport director. Running a spaceport is a profession. New Mexicans can look at the spaceport as an asset. Leadership ...


THINK OUTSIDE THE CAN

Where do you go when there is no place left to go? NASA has a great idea. Join them in Space. This week NASA asked us, fellow tax payers, to consider what we would you do if NASA made a port available for you to connect to the International Space Station (ISS). This is a big thought experiment. Have you been dreaming about a second home in Alaska? I'm dreaming about ...


Start small, think big. Then act.

One of my jobs is to go to Capitol Hill and speak to members of Congress. As the Director of the New Mexico Space Grant, I am one of 52 Directors. We are funded by Congress and NASA runs our program. Every year we go to Capitol Hill to report on our progress. My experiences with the Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce helped me prepare. If I knew now what ...


Speaking or yelling, how do you tell the difference?

Public speaking is one of the things I dream about. It's an art, and most certainly an acquired skill. You know it when you hear a great talk. And most of the time, we don't hear it or see it. Why is that? Power Point slides. More often they are a poor excuse for a well-designed, engaging and informative talk. When did it become ok to ...


 

Getting a tweet from Elon Musk on my mobile device is way cool.

 

Communicating is what this article and a newspaper does. We hope. The mobile phone is a communications tool. As I become more dependent on mobile technology devices I’ve gotten interested in the future of mobile communications technologies. More of us use phones, more applications are emerging that ...