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On Tuesday, Sept. 16, NASA administrator, Gen. Charlie Bolden, announced the selection of Boeing and SpaceX to be the first American companies to launch our astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS).

Simply stated, when NASA shut down the shuttle program, it was no longer the best way for our country to invest taxpayer dollars to get cargo or humans to the ISS. The shuttle program was started in the early 1970s. It stopped flying 1980s ...


Article was published in Space News, 9.8.14http://goo.gl/19SL2b



Making Little Bets on a big future.

Are you willing to try little bets, maybe a thousand times and fail most of the time in order to succeed? I am and I have failed plenty of times. How about you? Early in my sales career, one of my mentors said No, means sell me again. The loudest NOs I hear are in my own head. Those are the ones I have to listen to first. As ...


Sitting on the sidelines is not an option.

NASA may make the announcement this week on the final selection of the private company or companies they will work with to return American astronauts to the International Space Station on space vehicles Made In America, not Russia. This is part of the NASA Commercial Crew Development program. I have written about women from New Mexico who are making a difference in the space industry. The last in ...


The billionaire space industry investors prefer going to the large space labs, like the Jet Propulsion lab to see how spacecraft are being built and meet with the lead scientist or engineers on the projects and discuss their own research. Paul Allen who is funding the construction of a small satellite launcher called the Stratolauncher at Mojave Air and Space Port, and Richard Branson were early investors in commercial space. In May, Google acquired SkyBox, ...