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 You – yes YOU – can Build and Fly Space Experiments!   Recently updated !

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 […]


Exclusive preview: a children’s bedtime story book for returning to the moon   Recently updated !

This is an exciting time to be alive. We are in a “new space” era thanks to a growing movement of private and commercial space ventures. Humans last walked on the moon before most of us were alive to see it. That is going to change. We will also see people go to space as tourists. As business […]


An Introduction to the Space Renaissance movement from its co-founder   Recently updated !

I am thrilled to provide this guest article from Adriano Autino, the President and co-founder of Space Renaissance International. Whether you are technically a rocket scientist or not, or ever will be one, the space renaissance is open to everyone who chooses to join it. If you share the values of SRI, as I do, […]

Space Renaissance International

Resolved: the Next Global Pandemic Will Spare the Human Lunar Settlement   Recently updated !

100 years. That is how long it has been since humanity has seen a deadly global pandemic. Early 2020 has provided much of humanity with an abundance of time and solitude to reflect. To assess our current situation. And to think about how we will move ahead with the rest of our lives. One consequence […]


This website is in a parking orbit – here’s why   Recently updated !

As we approach the end of another annual orbit around our sun in 2019 – and the end of another decade – I hope you are spending time with reflection and goal setting while you also enjoy the holiday celebrations. Along with my festivities and reflections, I have been wondering what to do with this […]


9 Ways to Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the first moon landing

We have arrived in July 2019. As everyone should know, this month marks the 50th anniversary of humankind’s first landing on the moon. July 20, 1969, was when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin stepped onto the lunar surface while Michael Collins circled above them in the Apollo 11 command module. This all-time world-changing event for […]


Proof you can boost your demand and credibility with this one thing

When I was laid off from my aerospace job in 2014, I was faced with a tough challenge. How to convert my experience and expertise into something valuable in the broader economy? I had to expand my options because I had moved to a new city due to a family relocation. There wasn’t a large […]


A Real Masterclass in Space Exploration from a Real Astronaut

This is the real deal! Want to learn about space exploration from someone who has been a Commander of the International Space Station or ISS?  Canadian Astronaut, engineer, and former fighter pilot Chris Hadfield has created a 28-module course on the platform Masterclass.com. This video-based course will get into the nitty-gritty of rockets, spacewalking, orbital […]


New Year Reflections and Goal Setting – What Is Your Story?

Happy holiday wishes to everyone who subscribes to this blog as we wrap up 2018. I hope your year has been happy, fulfilling, and productive. One of my traditions at this time of year is to devote dedicated time to reflect on my life over the past year. And make conscious goals and priorities for […]