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Exploring Space: Opening New Frontiers Paperback – September 30, 2016
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I began my aerospace career at age 17 as a graduate of Titusville High School in Florida, working summers for the Army Ballistic Missile Agency (ABMA) at its Missile Firing Lab on Cape Canaveral. I transferred to NASA at the Kennedy Space Center in 1960 as part of the von Braun ABMA rocket team and worked in Launch Vehicle Operations as Technical Assistant to the Director; as the Environmental Program Manager; as the Environmental Health Officer and Biomedical Program Manager; and as a Total Quality Management Consultant.
I remained at NASA for 32 years, earning Masters and Doctoral degrees in management and retired in 1992 to pursue a lifelong commitment to education at Brevard Community College. There I was Vice President for International Education, working in more than 10 countries including Russia, India, Thailand, Hungary, the Czech Republic, El Salvador, Mexico, and Suriname.
In 1997 I became Titusville Campus President and served as the Executive Director of the BCC Aerospace Program. I led a national consortium of colleges winning $10M in grants to create SpaceTEC – the National Science Foundation’s Center for Aerospace Technical Education. I served as SpaceTEC Principal Investigator and Managing Director until retiring in December of 2013. See www.spacetec.org and www.certtec.com.
I taught at several universities, consulted for private and public organizations, and am nationally published in technical and management fields and international education. I received the Florida Space Business Roundtable’s “Explorer Award” for leadership in space-related education in 2001, the National Space Club Florida Committee Lifetime Achievement Award in Aerospace in August 2008; and the Thomas Gamble award for Excellence in Education in 2011.
In my private life, I serve as President of the NASA Alumni League Florida Chapter and am active in aerospace consulting. I am a member of St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church in Titusville serving as Treasurer, Junior Warden, Senior Warden, and Lay Reader. I married my wife, the former Carol Ann Knight of Jacksonville, Fl, in our senior year in college more than 50 years ago. We have three daughters, a son, ten grandchildren, and four great grandchildren. I have taught at several universities, consulted for private and public organizations, and am nationally published in the technical and management fields, as well as in international education. You can learn more at my website: www.e3company.com.
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The quality of the book was poor also, It's softcover and almost seems like a project some high-schoolers or beginners might produce.]
I don't like writing a negative review but I was quite underwhelmed by this book.