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Space Renaissance International

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

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, […]


Resolved: the Next Global Pandemic Will Spare the Human Lunar Settlement

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

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 […]


The Ahmed clock arrest and rocket science 3

I am still trying to understand how somebody like Ahmed Mohamed in Irving, Texas, would have the police called on him BY HIS OWN SCHOOL TEACHERS AND ADMINISTRATORS for bringing in a homemade clock science project. Here is the infamous Ahmed arrest photo that got shared on Twitter and sparked national outrage: I am outraged […]

Ahmed arrest

survey question

The hardest thing about rocket science is…

a different answer for different people! What is the hardest thing about an education or career in rocket science with you? I’m still collecting and requesting answers to my survey that is asking anyone to share (confidentially) with me their #1 biggest challenge related to aerospace or rocket science. By listening and learning from you, […]


Some committees are better than others

Tip #3 to be a rocket scientist is Associate with People in the Field.  It isn’t only so that you can get the know the experts in niche you love, or managers in the companies you would love to work in. It’s so that they get to know YOU! How can you become known to […]

AIAA Committee meeting

moon Apollo footprint

9 ways to overcome the Catch-22 of no job and no experience 6

Let’s talk about a big challenge in the highly technical field of aerospace.  In fact, this applies to a lot of technical fields. You can’t get a job without experience…yet you can’t get experience without a job! That’s the Catch-22 dilemma facing many graduates.  It’s also a Catch-22 for professionals who want to make a […]


Where is the space walker in this photo of the ISS? 2

I got a link to this photo in an article from AIAA’s DailyLaunch newsletter.  (A must-read resource for every future and current rocket scientist, by the way!) https://mgtvwkrn.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/b_dbhkku8aaqrzb2.jpg Can you find the astronaut space walker?  I don’t think I can!  Do you best and give your answer with a comment below! The article said the […]


Meet people with inspiring stories in these ethnic and minority engineering societies

Everybody has a unique story…where we came from, how we grew up, and where we want to go. The aerospace professions are HUGE when they are all put together.  Over 1 million people can be considered to work in an aerospace field or industry.  It includes commercial aviation, general aviation, commercial satellites, military and defense […]