Happy New Year!

January 1st, 2019

Happy New Year Earth! (and everybody hanging around on or above it).

Submarine Testing

December 17th, 2018

While testing in Belle yesterday we got smoke in the cabin. Just a curl but not good. A fan in one of the carbon scrubbers jammed causing a wire to heat up & melt insulation. Enough power to cause smoke but not enough to trip breakers. Bad gap. This is why we test.

Makoto Azuma and JPA

November 27th, 2018

Here’s the article that appeared today on the front of CNN. It showcases the work of artist Makoto Azuma. We’ve had the pleasure of working with him and his team to send his work to the edge of space. Check out the high altitude shots!

http://edition.cnn.com/style/article/makato-azuma-botanical-sculptures/index.html

JPA on the front of CNN

November 27th, 2018

Or at least a picture that we took is.  We’ve been fortunate to have done five high altitude flights for flower artists Makoto Azuma. Always an amazing experience.

Getting the Air Beam Ready for Flight

November 11th, 2018

Today the team conducted pressure test on the flight model air beam. We’ll be running this one up to 100,000 feet in the spring.

Sign on the wall behind my desk.

November 5th, 2018

Dark Sky Station Infograph

October 26th, 2018