Rod on Technology, Innovation and the Future

Space News Roundup – June 18,2018

Falcon 9s that can fly twice in 24 hours; plus, Virgin Galactic; SpaceX satellite internet; 21st century prospectors; NASA looking at Mars sample return; In-orbit services poised to become big business; Presidential visions for space from Ike to Trump; and more.

Democrats’ IT Scandal Set to Explode

by Frank Miniter June 7, 2018 No wonder the President was so upset he tweeted this earlier today (6/07).  He was reminded how bad this scandal is when he saw Luke Rosiak’s latest report on it in The Daily...

“Right to Try” Is Law, and It Shows Us the Future

by Patrick Cox June 5, 2018 A lot of people were surprised how quickly Right to Try (RTT) became federal law. In theory, RTT will help patients with terminal diseases get life-saving drugs. In practice, it will have marginal if any benefit for most people who need...

Space News Roundup – May 31, 2018

Virgin Galactic space plane aces test flight; plus, President Trump to massively deregulate space businesses; SpaceX on its new Mars-rated rocket engine; Richard Branson to go to space “within months”; Jeff Bezos goes all-in on Moon settlements; FAA paves way for new supersonic aircraft; and more.

Space News Roundup – May 21, 2018

by Jennifer Hurst May 21, 2018   SpaceX’s Block 5 Falcon 9 Another Space Launch Game-Changer Musk said the Block 5 is designed to be “the most reliable rocket ever built.” “That is the design intent,” he said. “I hope fate doesn’t punish me for these...

Space News Roundup – May 9, 2018

by Jennifer Hurst May 9, 2018 New Shepard Reaches Space on Eighth Test Flight Blue Origin’s New Shepard suborbital vehicle performed its first suborbital test flight in more than four months April 29 as the company moves a step closer to flying people. The...

America in Space 2024

by Newt Gingrich April 23, 2018 Two historic events happened this week that will lay the groundwork for the future of space exploration in America. First, after a close vote in the Senate, Oklahoma Congressman and former Navy aviator Jim Bridenstine was confirmed as...

Space News Roundup – April 20, 2018

SpaceX President says we’ll be able to take a rocket to Shanghai within a decade; plus: Jim Bridenstine (finally) confirmed as NASA administrator; Atlas V and Delta IV Heavy news; hunting for livable alien worlds; Orion progress; BFR tooling; a dark matter detection breakthrough; and more.

Space News Roundup – April 7, 2018

by Jennifer Hurst April 7, 2018 Virgin Galactic Conducts First Rocket-Powered Flight of VSS Unity Virgin Galactic today conducted the first powered flight of its new SpaceShipTwo spaceplane, the VSS Unity. The craft made seven previous glide tests, dropped...

Don’t Be Afraid of Anti-Aging Biotechnologies

by Patrick Cox March 26, 2018 I had planned this week to write more about the surprising role that mitochondria play in aging. Recent discoveries in this area have convinced me that aging is not only a treatable and reversible disease, but that treatment and reversal...


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Rod D. Martin is a technology entrepreneur, venture capitalist, hedge fund manager, author and conservative activist from Destin, Florida.


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