Top 10 Things to Do at SpaceCom

It is hard to believe the SpaceCom is a mere month away! With the anticipation building — and so many things to see, do and experience — we’ve made it easy for you to plan your trip by mapping out the top 10 things to do while at SpaceCom: CONNECT.  You will have the opportunity to engage

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From NASA to NAPA

My love of wine and my wife’s allergy to mold! What is the common thread? Space technology and NASA to the rescue! For astronauts to stay in space over extended periods it is necessary to grow plants & vegetables in closed environments. A lesson learned in these efforts was that as vegetables and fruit ripen

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NASA the Sommelier

As I have delved into the relationship between everyday life and how it is affected by the research done by NASA and its partners within our solar system, I am consistently surprised. My wife will tell you that I do enjoy a glass or two of pinot noir and while I used to be a

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I Do Not Need to Take a Mulligan!

I first became an avid golfer about the time Alan Shepard was swinging at golf balls on the Moon during his Apollo 14 mission. To say I love golf is quite frankly a bit of an understatement. My wife would say I love it more than…..well I better not say or I will get myself

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The Light Under the Bushel

For years, technological advances made by NASA and its commercial partners in their exploration of space have benefited mankind in a myriad of ways and most people have no idea of the extent of these benefits! Now, while I can see that getting a root canal may not be perceived as a benefit, I had

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Scott Kelly Launches Today For His ‘Year In Space’

The Space Industry and the world are abuzz for the most complex experiment on the space station ever. Today, Scott Kelly and Mikhail Kornienko, AKA the One Year Crew, will begin a year-long mission at the International Space Station (ISS), resulting in the longest stay by an astronaut on the ISS. As manned space missions venture beyond Earth’s

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Advancing Technology Together With Other Industries

Last week, I had the exciting opportunity to participate in the Society of Petroleum Engineers’ Digital Energy Conference in Houston, Texas.  It was a terrific session fueled by a profusion of collaboration and dialogue. One particular highlight was the sharing and communication that took place across multiple industries.  In addition to established O&G industry experts,

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The Great Space Race

Call it Space Race 2.0. Call it the Next Space Race. Call it what you will, but the fact is – the space industry has boomed with private investments. According to The Space Foundation, global space activity totaled $314.17B in 2013, where commercially-funded space products and services represented more than 75 percent. Recently, Bloomberg Business, Fortune, and Washington

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Keep Reaching for the Stars

Two weeks ago, we said our adieus to 2014. But we wanted to take a moment and reflect on what 2014 accomplished for space commercialization. In 2013, global space activity totaled $314.78B – commercially funded space products and services represented more than three-quarters of total space activity. That only grew in 2014. Many important steps

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