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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 […]

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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 […]

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9 ways to overcome the Catch-22 of no job and no experience 4

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 […]

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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 […]


Key UAV and drone associations 1

In my book, How To Be a Rocket Scientist, I explain in Tip #2 that “rocket science” is actually a lot more than rockets.  And science! These two things are popular and vital elements, of course.  But the more accurate and comprehensive term is the aerospace field.  Within that, we have space, aviation, aeronautics, and […]

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Check out these orgs for private space flight 1

Private or commercial space flight is moving ahead in the aerospace business. Do you want to be a part of it?  Set a goal and start mapping out a career path, and it can happen!  These companies and related agencies will need qualified people to make this business successful. Tip #3 is my book is […]


Maximizing traffic to a blog (especially this one)

My first guiding principal with this blog is to put out great content.  By great I mean relevant, valuable, interesting, engaging, and fun. As I build a healthy inventory of content (and get more efficient adding more) I am putting more time and attention into the marketing and exposure for the blog. Great content doesn’t […]

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One of the best rocket science movies is October Sky

I love movies that relate to aerospace and rocket science!  I’m wondering if there is anyone passionate about flight who doesn’t have a movie that has deeply inspired and moved them…. There are several features that make October Sky (which stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Laura Dern) one of the all-time greatest rocket science movies: It […]