News with "New Mexico State University" as a topic

Last week I met Christine Anderson, the recently appointed Executive Director of Spaceport America. She is wonderful to talk with, excited about the challenge ahead of her, and importantly, had moved to New Mexico by choice. She chose New Mexico because of its beauty, the art community, and the western lifestyle. We were getting along pretty well as I began to recall a conversation with John Hummer's about the Sugerman ...


I am preparing to speak to the customers of Virgin Galactic who are here for the events at the Spaceport. We are discussing philanthropy today. Virgin Galactic customers have started a program to support the education projects we are flying from Spaceport America. Granted, none of the education experiments will be flying on the Virgin systems for a few years, however, there is a commitment by the customers to support space education.

Together with my organization, ...


Who knows? You might end up in space. That was the closing line in a recent Wall Street Journal written by Mary Kissel. She interviewed Richard Branson recently to discuss his new book, "Screw Business as Usual". Now that the 2011 International Symposium for Personal and Commercial Spaceflight (ISPCS) is done, we are focusing on the next Student Launch which will be held in June. After an almost monastic existence necessary to ...


Speaking in public is a double sided relationship. One side of the relationship is the writer alone preparing to meet and talk with the audience. The other side of the relationship is the writer talking to and with the audience. Preparing for a talk is kind of like preparing for a wedding. In practice, one does not see the other until the ceremony.

I am fortunate enough to be asked to speak in public, though I ...