drones


Why conferences lead to career wins 4

Last week I spent 3 days and nights at a fantastic conference.  I’ll give you some details in a minute. But the incredibly valuable experience inspired me to share some lessons and stories with you here. You’ll soon see why Tip #3 – ASSOCIATE WITH PEOPLE IN THE FIELD – is so important. And why […]


From rocket science to drones – this new book on drones is delivering value 2

Hello friends and champions of innovative aerospace career trajectories! If you are paying any attention at all to our world, you know that unmanned aerial systems (UAS) – or drones as they are commonly called – are a revolutionizing our world much like the airplane revolutionized our world in the early 1900’s. We have serious […]


Setting your trajectory for 2017

Hello everyone and Happy New Year!  First off, I must apologize and ask forgiveness for a long absence here on the blog for How to Be a Rocket Scientist.  I hope your 2016 was a happy, healthy, and rewarding year. Mine was full of adventure… some intentional and some unexpected. I had to devote a […]


How to find a group of fellow rocket scientists

Are you feeling lonely? Like you want to find other people who share your passions and interests, but don’t know where they are? Maybe you’ve looked on Meetup.com.  You’ve done a search for “aerospace [your city here]” and it’s come up empty.  (If you haven’t done that yet, now is your chance.) Maybe you have […]


Sacramento aerospace – my new AO! (area of operations) 4

I have big news to share with readers of this blog.  My humble thanks and appreciation for all of you who have subscribed!  You’ll still see this relates to how to be a successful rocket scientist or aerospace engineer, so I hope you’ll learn something interesting too. Times are tough for many people who want […]


How to get started with drones 2

Aerial drones (or unmanned aerial vehicles – UAVs) are destined to transform our world.  Through industry, academia, recreation, sports, movies, transportation… they are a disruptive innovation that will be used in all of these areas. If you loved computers or computer programming ten years ago, and were looking for a long term career path, what […]

Girls flying a drone