Category Archives: Aerospace

Tech Forecasting and Predictions 2015 (4 of 7)

After listening to six years of tech prediction shows  – it seemed only fair to add my own predictions based on industrial and slower moving technologies.  I’m attempting to follow the rules as laid out by DTNS and the observations made … Continue reading

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USA Soccer and Brazil FIFA 2014: Not Just Happy to Be There

ESPN’s football/soccer podcast, “Men In Blazers” interviewed USA Soccer head coach Jurgen Klinnsman at South by Southwest in Austin, TX. At about 30 minutes in, in a light-hearted manner he talks about the US having a fan base that publicly … Continue reading

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Define the Mission, then the Vehicle

Pat Duggins’ book Final Countdown, which documents NASA’s move to shutdown the Space Shuttle Program repeats an important aviation and aerospace maxim: The mission should define the vehicle, not the vehicle define the mission. Apollo’s mission was to put a … Continue reading

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Insights from Aviation and Aerospace on Innovation and Disruption

There are no shortage of insights to be taken from the aviation and aerospace industry.  Any achievements are made in public – the Wright’s couldn’t hide their practice sessions in Ohio, Sputnik’s surface reflected in the night sky as it … Continue reading

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Aviation and Aerospace Innovation

The history of aviation and aerospace is fascinating because the achievements were technically challenging and the impact on society has been so clear.  Through the major phases of the industry’s growth ideas evolved across the globe, with the pioneers taking … Continue reading

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Industrial Tours

I love walking a plant floor. Unfortunately, most of what I see from working with customers can’t go out on the Internet, and if I do have photos, they are under NDA.  My son loves the show How It’s Made … Continue reading

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Corona and the U-2; The Components of Strategic Reconnaissance

President Eisenhower had granted the U-2 team at the CIA significant leeway in making their first flights in 1956; after over-flying Moscow and St. Petersburg in their first sorties on July 4 following Kruschev’s visit to the American Embassy the … Continue reading

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