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When will we see the first baby born in space?

Those who believe that we will NEVER see a baby born in space are, frankly, not very good students of human history. Or human nature. Humans have an insatiable drive to settle new worlds. And raise families there. We started with the migration out of Africa hundreds of thousands of years ago. Then we crossed […]


FORMAL UPDATE & STATEMENT: My Books Are Not Available on Amazon Until Further Notice

Dear aerospace / aviation pursuers and learners (and all others impacted by books that I have produced or published on your behalf), I have regretful and uncomfortable news to share. Yesterday, on. May 25th, 2021, I was sent an email from Amazon KDP (Kindle Direct Publishing) that began like this: Hello, We are terminating your […]


My Mission: Including Kids in Our Return To the Moon

Thanks to a new renaissance of space flight, several companies and nations are working toward the return of people to our Moon. This time, we will be there TO STAY. The day (and night) when we can look up to our Moon and say “there are people living up there” will be here soon.Our children and […]


How Can the Aerospace Industry (and Space Professionals) Enter the Gig Economy?

Note from Brett: This is a special and exclusive guest post from Tom Cooke, co-Founder and CEO of Spacely. Two of the major take-aways I want people to understand and appreciate from my book “How To Be a Rocket Scientist” (and by extension this website) is that an entrepreneurial mindset is essential in today’s world. […]


Bringing an artist mindset to rocket science with the dearMoon mission

Hopefully you already know that Japanese billionaire Yusaka Maezawa (MZ is his nickname) has purchased an entire set of seats – 12 total – for a SpaceX Starship flight around the moon in 2023. If you haven’t seen an inspiring video with MZ and Elon Musk about this dearMoon mission, I’ll provide a link below. […]


Advancing Careers in Space with WEX Foundation in San Antonio, Texas 2

Exploring in simulated lunar caves. Launching high altitude balloons. Programming robots and autonomous vehicles. Designing and producing objects with 3-D printers. This is how advancing careers in space is done with the WEX Foundation, an educational nonprofit based in San Antonio, Texas, that happens to be founded by a sought-after space architect, Sam Ximenes. The […]


Can we talk about a space exploration book for kids ages 3-5

What is the youngest age that we can inspire kids with the topic of space exploration? As someone who wants to see more “rocket scientists” in the world, that is a question I’ve been asking myself as 2020 comes to a close. For the teachers and educators out there – When is the soonest in […]