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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 […]


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 […]


What every rocket scientist needs to know: what color is your parachute?

If you are looking for a book for advice on aerospace careers, you would probably expect me to recommend the book that I wrote in 2014. But if you read only one book this year about a career planning and career changing… You need to read more books!!! That’s why I want to give my […]

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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 […]


Free career development presentations and videos from AIAA SciTech 2016

Here comes a valuable and exclusive set of videos and presentations to help you advance your career in aerospace. You will be using two of the tips from How To Be a Rocket Scientist when you click the links below: Tip #7: Use free and informal education resources Tip #10: Appreciate and work on the […]

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How to be a rocket scientist in 2016

Are you wondering how to be a rocket scientist in 2016?  It’s time for us to enter a brand new year!  I hope you are ready for it. What if you turned this dream into a goal?  A goal is just a dream with a deadline, after all. And what if you turned this goal […]


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3 benefits of taking a project management approach to your career 2

When I have asked my readers and other people on LinkedIn what topics would be most valuable to them as they pursue their careers in aerospace, PROJECT MANAGEMENT was a common answer.  Reflecting on my own career move into project management, and then obtaining a project management certification (PMP), I agree that this is a […]