Brett Rocket Scientist


About Brett Rocket Scientist

Brett creates artful work in engineering, ideas, and innovation. In addition to 2 degrees, 3 patents, and over 15 years experience in aerospace engineering, he is the author of several books to foster STEM careers. He volunteers his time and skills as an officer with professional societies.

How Can the Aerospace Industry (and Space Professionals) Enter the Gig Economy?

Note from Brett: This is a special and exclusive guest post from Tom Cooke, co-Founder and CEO of Spacely. Two of the major take-aways I want people to understand and appreciate from my book “How To Be a Rocket Scientist” (and by extension this website) is that an entrepreneurial mindset is essential in today’s world. […]


Bringing an artist mindset to rocket science with the dearMoon mission

Hopefully you already know that Japanese billionaire Yusaka Maezawa (MZ is his nickname) has purchased an entire set of seats – 12 total – for a SpaceX Starship flight around the moon in 2023. If you haven’t seen an inspiring video with MZ and Elon Musk about this dearMoon mission, I’ll provide a link below. […]


Advancing Careers in Space with WEX Foundation in San Antonio, Texas 2

Exploring in simulated lunar caves. Launching high altitude balloons. Programming robots and autonomous vehicles. Designing and producing objects with 3-D printers. This is how advancing careers in space is done with the WEX Foundation, an educational nonprofit based in San Antonio, Texas, that happens to be founded by a sought-after space architect, Sam Ximenes. The […]


Can we talk about a space exploration book for kids ages 3-5

What is the youngest age that we can inspire kids with the topic of space exploration? As someone who wants to see more “rocket scientists” in the world, that is a question I’ve been asking myself as 2020 comes to a close. For the teachers and educators out there – When is the soonest in […]


How You – yes YOU – can Build and Fly Space Experiments!

This is a special guest post from Elizabeth Kennick, President of Teachers in Space Did you know, you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to do your own space research? Teachers in Space has helped teachers, students, and other space enthusiasts build, fly, and collect data from low cost experiments since 2012.  From eleventh-graders […]