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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 ...


The Gamblers

Don’t put all your eggs in one basket. Got it! Yet, we live in one town, one house, and are supposed to keep faith with one spouse. I have two bird nests at my house. One belongs to a pair of sparrows. They built their outpost on top of one of my back patio Bose outdoor speakers. The other is a pair of Pyrrhuloxia, or desert Cardinals. They built ...


BEAM ME UP NASA

I have just returned from the launch of the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM) to the International Space Station (ISS). It was the 8th commercial resupply services (CRS-8) mission for NASA by the SpaceX Flacon 9 rocket from their launch complex 40 at Kennedy Space Center. I was a launch site guest of Bigelow Aerospace Company at Kennedy Space Center. Mr. Bigelow is the President and founder of Bigelow Aerospace Company. He ...