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Announcing the Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign for GOODNIGHT MOON BASE

A major reason I wrote and self-published my first book in 2014, How To Be a Rocket Scientist, was to help more people realize their untapped potential and fulfill their dreams for a career in the aerospace or aviation fields. It was geared toward young adults and young professionals. I discovered that it actually found […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]