What's happening with Blue Foot Engineering?
August 22nd, 2019
Glad to know you, Saralyn, and happy to spread the message of iGIANT whenever/wherever possible! Keep up the great work!
July 26th, 2019
Andy Crocker, director of space strategy and lunar program manager at Dynetics:
"The enterprise of human exploration requires accepting risks and willingness to sacrifice. Astronauts are explorers; like explorers have for millennia, they choose sacrifice. They understand they are part of something bigger than themselves, and they accept the risks. As mission planners and system designers, we sometimes need to remind ourselves of the saying, 'Perfect is the enemy of good enough.' Trying to be perfect will sabotage success. Likewise, trying to eliminate every risk is a misguided — and impossible — goal. One could say, 'Zero risk is the enemy of good enough.'"
When we lost private citizen and teacher, Christa McCullough, we lost our edge, and our nerve. It was a terrible tragedy. It is terrible when anyone perishes. Our space program rambled on with only space professionals and scientists (and the occasional 7 year old) get excited about space. Then Elon Musk and Jeff Besos came along and shook everything up. It was time to start taking risks again. And, Andy has a good point: Astronauts are like our military. They are willing to risk their lives for the greater good. Let us have a cheer for this new space race, let us face the technical challenges together, let us innovate, let us inspire a new generation!
July 12th, 2019
Breakfast with Gene Kranz, flight director for Apollo 11. An inspiring morning.
July 17th, 2019
EyasSat Spacecraft Simulator Systems will be attending Small Sat in Logan, Utah August 3rd through 9th. Please stop by our booth to see the world's most comprehensive tool for low-risk, hands-on, cradle to grave training design, build, test, and operations of a spacecraft. BOOTH 38 in the Taggart Student Center.
Also, join EyasSat and Blue Foot Engineering Monday at 9am for "Mitigating Risk with the Right Team, Upfront Analysis, Simulations, & Testing."
To tag up beforehand contact Genah Burditt at email@example.com or +1 (303) 902-3196.
July 15th, 2019
From Blue Foot Co-Founder, Genah Burditt, "As a former ecologist I would like to see more of the Space Community embracing alternative fuels/methods."
July 12th, 2019
Congratulations to our friend. His services will be in high demand.
July 10th, 2019
Did you know Colorado home-grown, PlanetiQ just received an award of over $18 million? Congratulations to our friend, Chris McCormick, and the rest of our friends at PlanetiQ!
July 5th, 2019
Did you know.... "Unless there are breakthroughs in quantum computing, Earth won't be able to produce enough energy to power the world's computers by 2040, according to a 2015 report from the Semiconductor Industry Association." This is a must read.
July 2nd, 2019
When was the last time you consulted a paper map, or heaven forbid, the Thomas Guide for the Greater Los Angeles Area? GPS is such a part of our daily lives we do not give it another thought. But we should. Check out the following information, courtesy of Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Jay Lindell, Colorado Aerospace & Defense Industry Champion:
"I often highlight in presentations that Colorado is the epicenter of the world for GPS. The facts: 19 of the current
operational GPS II satellites were built by LMC Space Systems in Colorado, all GPS II satellites were launched by ULA
HQ'd in Colorado, and the GPS constellation is operated by the US Air Force Space Command, in Colorado.
Below are key economic impact points from a report on GPS sponsored by Dept of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) on the "Economic Benefits of the Global Positioning System (GPS)." A link to the report is at: Economic Benefits of the Global Positioning System (GPS)
- For the United States alone, we estimate that GPS has generated roughly $1.4 trillion in economic benefits (2017$) since it was made available for civilian and commercial use in the 1980s. (p. ES-1)
- GPS is not just a service; it is also a platform for innovation. (p. ES-4)
- The signal is a public good and service provided by the U.S. government that enables productivity, quality, and efficiency benefits that would not otherwise be possible (ES-3)
- We estimate that the loss of GPS service would have a $1 billion per-day impact. (p. ES-4)
- GPS is a link between innovation within the national lab system, technology transfer to the private sector, and the tools of their everyday lives. (p. ES-4)
- GPS has been widely adopted by many industries, including 14 of the 16 industries deemed to be critical infrastructure ("Presidential Policy Directive," 2013). (p. 1-1)
- GPS is not just a service; it is also a platform for innovation. (p. 14-5)
- With the support of federal agencies, private enterprise has leveraged GPS to deliver value through precision agriculture, advanced logistics and route optimization, high-speed wireless services, and a host of other applications. (p. 14-5)
- GPS is a link between innovation within the national lab system, technology transfer to the private sector, and the tools of their everyday lives. (p. 14-5)"
July 1st, 2019
From Co-Founder, Genah Burditt: "As a long time STEM mentor and huge advocate of internship programs for a creating a pipeline of talent from school to industry, I found this article very exciting. If only the pockets of STEM program successes could coalesce into one super program that truly touched all students....I think they used to call it public education."
June 25th, 2019
Did you know…. about Colorado Electronics Products Design? A rich resource for Aerospace right here in Colorado. Knowing when to outsource is key to staying on time and under budget. CEPD has hardware flying right now. How can they help you? https://www.cepd.com/
June 22nd, 2019
Congratulations to Colorado Home Grown, RoGo!
June 9th, 2019
Blue Foot participated in the "Exciting Times For Space, Leap Into It!" panel discussion during the GlobalMindEd conference this past week.
June 9th, 2019
Thanks to #CSBR for the shout out for Blue Foot!
May 31st, 2019
How can the US Government invest in the Commercial Space Sector?
May 29th, 2019
Please consider attending the GlobalMindED Conference 2019, creating a capable, diverse talent pipeline, June 5-7 at the Sheraton Denver Downtown. Specifically, join Blue Foot Co-Founder, Genah Burditt, on Thursday, June 6, 11-12 for "Exciting Times For Space, Leap Into It."
May 28th, 2019
Who is going to Mars? We don't know yet. We're working on it, and the research is compelling. Check out this article that highlight's Colorado's own, Dr. Saralyn Mark. #coloradoisaerospacealley
May 20th, 2019
Please read Making Colorado Aerospace Alley by Blue Foot Co-Founder, Genah M. Burditt with contributions by Maj. Gen. (Ret.) John Barry, CEO of Wings of the Rockies Air & Space Museum. Share it with others. We welcome your feedback. This is the beginning of a conversation, not the last word. #coloradoisaerospacealley
May 16th, 2019
What is Space Force? And here's to hoping that Colorado is permanent home to Space Command!
May 7th, 2019
Check out this great piece on the crucial partnership between MSU Denver and Lockheed Martin Space Colorado that features former EyasSat and Blue Foot Intern, Emilie Vaughn. Congrats Emilie!
May 6th, 2019
Vote for Space for Denver Startup Week for 2019!
May 2nd, 2019
If you don't remember it, or weren't around to experience the exhilaration of the first Space Race, check out this article. You'll feel like a kid again.
April 22nd, 2019
Blue Foot Engineering recently attended the 35th Space Symposium. Check out this summary from SpaceNews.com:
April 11th, 2019
A comprehensive, multi-view point summary of Space Force...