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The Rod Martin Report – February 24, 2018

The Rod Martin Report - February 24, 2018     Dear Friends, As you know, the Rod Martin Report normally provides in-depth analysis of several of the week's key events and how they fit into the "bigger picture". But every so often, one event is of such great import...

Could Driverless Trucks Actually Lead to More Trucking Jobs?

by David R. Henderson February 23, 2018 Timothy Taylor, aka The Conversable Economist, has an excellent post in which he reports on another study about whether driverless trucks could create more trucking jobs. I'll quote a paragraph that Tim quotes from Uber Advanced...

Reusable Rockets: Dawn of the Real Space Age

by Rod D. Martin February 21, 2018 When Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos began testing reusable rockets, few really understood the significance of what they were seeking to achieve. Now that SpaceX is routinely re-launching used Falcon 9 boosters – not to mention this month's...

Space News Roundup – February 16, 2018

by Jennifer Hurst February 16, 2018   Falcon Heavy Test Launch On Tuesday, Feb. 6th at 3:45 PM ET, Falcon Heavy successfully lifted off from Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Falcon Heavy is the most powerful operational rocket in the...

Right To Try: Our Best Shot at Saving Healthcare

by Patrick Cox February 13, 2018 The Right to Try (RTT) movement may be our best shot at saving the healthcare system. It may also be your best personal chance at living long enough to benefit from next-generation biotechnologies that will extend healthspans far...

The SpaceX Effect

by Newt Gingrich February 12, 2018 The successful launch of SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket on Tuesday at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida was a tremendous step toward reasserting American leadership in space. The Falcon Heavy is the most powerful...

Space News Roundup – February 2, 2018

by Edward Ellegood and Jennifer Hurst Florida Space Report February 2, 2018    SpaceX's First Falcon Heavy Rocket Test Launch Set for Feb. 6 SpaceX will attempt the first launch of its new giant rocket, the Falcon Heavy, on Feb. 6, the company's CEO Elon...

Why FDA Approval Should Be a Suggestion, Not a Requirement

by Jordan Setayesh January 17, 2018 In November of 2017, doctors attempted the first ever gene-editing therapy in a human, attempting to cure Hunter syndrome in a 44-year old patient. This is a genetic disorder that affects the body’s ability to metabolize a specific...

Space News Roundup – January 16, 2018

by Edward Ellegood Florida Space Report January 16, 2018    John Young, Dies at 87 As John Young readied for launch of Gemini 3 in March of 1965, he displayed a calm that would become one of his best-known characteristics. Biometric data showed his heartbeat was...

Where Hypersonic Weapons Fit in the Future of War

by George Friedman January 10, 2018 The South China Morning Post published an article on Jan. 7 that claimed China was “in the lead” of the development of hypersonic weapons technology. The article points out an important evolution in modern warfare, one that could...


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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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