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On May 15, I’ll be speaking on a panel of experts on the future of unmanned aerial vehicles, i.e., drones. Looks to be an amazing lineup, and I’m honored to be in such good company. I’ll be joined by iRobot co-founder and current CyPhy Works head, Helen Greiner; entrepreneur Terry Holland; RoboBees researcher Sawyer Fuller; Patrick Edwards-Daugherty, CEO of Pleiades, the...
I believe that everyone and every organization with integrity has a purpose. It’s our purpose that allows us to innovate in ways that no one else can, and that draws others to us. It’s what allows us to achieve real breakthroughs. This is why, when I give keynote speeches, one of the main points I make is the importance of following the mission. You can get lots more done for a lot less money...
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched a cargo to the International Space Station today at 3:25pm ET, and then turned around and flew back to a soft landing in the Atlantic Ocean. The cargo, flown on a Dragon capsule, will reach the station on Sunday morning. It’s the first time a booster rocket has made hypersonic reentry into the atmosphere intact and then splashed down gently without...
The sign that pilot Mike Melvill is holding (above) was made in Ernest Hancock's living room with the aid of Powell Gammill. They took a bunch of the signs they made (SpaceshipOne Government Zero, The Future...Brought to you by Free Enterprise, We're Going to Space and Government is Not Invited, etc...) to the first launch of SpaceshipOne on June 21st, 2004 in the Mojave Desert. Developer of the craft, Burt Rutan, ran up to Ernest at the launch and grabbed the sign saying he needed to send a message to the media, and then proceeded to hand the sign to Melvill - the photo went planetary (except in the U.S.)...
Ernie and Powell making signs to take to the launch of SpaceshipOne:
Burt Rutan handing one of the signs Ernie and Powell made to pilot, Mike Melvill:
Ernie and Powell (with the group from Phoenix) in the crowd at the launch:
Here's another sign...
Ernie, Powell and others from Phoenix worked their way into the hanger after the launch:
Sign displayed at the press conference following the launch:
Wikipedia link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SpaceShipOne_flight_15P