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Rod D. Martin’s Economic Forecast for 2020 and Beyond

by Rod D. MartinJanuary 1, 2020 It's a new decade, a new year, and an election year to boot, so lots of you have been asking me how I think the economy will fare in 2020. Many were surprised to see markets up a whopping 30% in 2019, particularly after their...

Space News Roundup – December 29, 2018

SpaceX’s Elon Musk: Odds of Starship Reaching Orbit by 2020 are “Rising Rapidly”; plus: NASA Opens the Floodgates for Firms with Planetary Ambitions; Blue Origin Gearing Up for Next New Shepard Test Flight; SpaceX’s Orbit-Ready Crew Dragon Nears First Trip Out to Pad 39A; President Trump Issues Order to Create U.S. Space Command; Why NASA’s Date with a Space Rock Beyond Pluto Matters; and more.

Space News Roundup – December 15, 2018

Virgin Galactic reaches space; its two pilots earn their astronaut wings (SEE VIDEO); PLUS, Elon Musk beats the world record for rocket launches in 2018; NASA seeks private partners to develop reusable Moon landers; Voyager 2 reaches interstellar space; Juno completes global coverage of Jupiter with its 16th flyby; and more.

Space News Roundup – December 1, 2018

InSight mission lands safely on Mars after “seven minutes of terror”; PLUS, Branson says Virgin Galactic will take people to space “by Christmas”; BFR becomes “Starship”; NASA considers its own space tourism business; Space Force progress; Nine companies racing to the Moon; and more.

Space News Roundup – November 18, 2018

SpaceX delivers the first of 12,000 satellites for its global internet service; PLUS: Air Force explores space-based cargo operations; NASA’s no-sonic-boom supersonic X-Plane; Commercial spaceplanes at Cape Canaveral; a new space medicine hub at Mayo Clinic Jacksonville; Airships on Venus; and more.

Space News Roundup – November 4, 2018

SpaceX to launch first people to Mars “within 6 years”: plus, first Falcon 9 to be reused three times about to launch; Space Force receives key endorsements; U.S. voices alarm over Russian satellite’s “very abnormal behavior”; Goldman Sachs bullish on space development; and much more.

Space News Roundup – October 22, 2018

How American Space Launch Left Europe in the Dust; PLUS, China to launch an “artificial moon” to light a city; Virgin Galactic flight “weeks away”; NSC takes up the Space Force; Satellite operators preparing for autonomous ocean freighters; and more.

Space News Roundup – October 6, 2018

A space elevator could become a real thing, a whole lot sooner than anyone thought; PLUS, inside Boeing’s Starliner; Lockheed reveals its huge reusable Moon lander; SLS upgrades; first SpaceX astronauts to fly in June 2019; NASA stands by Musk; bizarre particles discovered that may rewrite modern physics; Voyager 2 about to enter interstellar space; and more!

Once Aging Is Curable, How Long Will We Live?

by Patrick Cox October 1, 2018 In the past week, I talked to two unconnected researchers whose teams believe they have discovered the genetic mechanisms that control aging. More importantly, both believe that they know how to reverse those mechanisms to restore peak...

Space News Roundup – September 22, 2018

by Jennifer Hurst September 22, 2018 SpaceX Signs First Private Passenger for Lunar Mission on BFR Launch Vehicle The first human to fly around the moon since the storied astronauts of the Apollo era will get there on SpaceX's next-generation Big Falcon...


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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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