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I paged through the  NASA report on the last moments of the Columbia crew’s lives this weekend. The main report, published way back in August 2003, focused on what went wrong with the mission (and how it could be prevented). Basically, some insulation fell off and poked a hole in the spacecraft. This report […]

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To be politically correct, let me state for the record that there are no good or bad teachers, only good or bad students. As for me, there are some classes in which I am a good student, and others in which I am bad.

In the ones where I am best, the teachers are engaged […]

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Most New Year’s resolutions *begin* on New Year’s Day, but there’s no real completion date, and the resolutions are usually vague. I prefer to make my resolutions about what I will accomplish *before* New Year’s, even though some years I have to stretch it to December 32 or even later.

This year, my resolution […]

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I’ve just finished writing to all the speakers and signed-up participants for this year’s Flight School, announcing its cancellation. Please stand by for Flight School 2009!
It’s incredibly frustrating to do this, but we (Imaginova and I) just weren’t signing up a critical mass of participants, despite a great speaker list. […]

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There aren’t two more institutions more different than the Walt Disney Company and the US Directorate of National Intelligence…perhaps.   Eric Haseltine, who has worked at both of them, says, “You’d be astonished how similar intelligence and the media /entertainment businesses actually are. Both collect information, add value to it and then deliver it to consumers. […]

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In the last week, I have found two new speakers for Flight School, both in the “light” end of commercial aviation.
First, Miwok Airways. One thing I love about this market is that the CEO is often the pilot… just as in start-up software, the CEO gives the demos. In this […]

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We now have dates as well as a co-sponsor for Flight School 2008. It will take place in Boulder, Colorado, June 4 to 6 (Wednesday afternoon through Friday lunch). After the workshop, those who dare can  take a Zero-G flight together (separate registration required).
This year, courtesy of co-sponsor Imaginova, I’m expecting a few […]

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I’m busy thanking all the wonderful speakers, but here’s some press coverage:

Leonard David on Lowell Wood’s talk on Terra-forming Mars: http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/070623_mars_terraform.html

and on Flight School overall:
http://www.livescience.com/blogs/author/leonarddavid

Declan McCullagh on Airship Ventures:
http://news.zdnet.com/2100-9584_22-6192579.html

and of course lots of photos at:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/edyson/sets/72157594147036229/

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Bios on line!

Please do take a look at our speakers page… I have finally posted most of the bios. It’s a really interesting crew….
http://www.edventure.com/flightschool/biographies.html

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