Walt Anderson Planning Cloud Computing Service

MirCorp founder Walt Anderson is working on a cloud computing start-up as he approaches the end of a nearly 8-year prison term for tax evasion, according to a message posted on the Justice for Walt website.

I am now back in the real world. I am currently on “home detention” at my parent’s homne [sic] in Virginia. I will be completely done with this ordeal on December 29, 2012. Unil [sic] December 29, 2012 I will not be able to travel outside the Washington DC area, but I have lots of things to work on here for now.

(more…)

Consulting Firm Hires Tumlinson for New Commercial Space Practice Group

Rick Tumlinson

AUSTIN, TX (Formation PR) — Austin-based communications consultancy Formation has announced the addition of a practice group dedicated to the commercial space industry. Formation helps launch and grow business and policy initiatives with a unique blend of strategic communications, design and entrepreneurial thinking.

“I have a great deal of personal interest in enabling growth in the commercial space industry,” says Shelby Stephens, Formation co-founder and strategy design director. “Combine our company’s strong strategic communications capabilities with a background in engineering and aerospace, and we’re in a good spot to help some commercial space companies get to the next level.”

The space practice group at Formation includes commercial space evangelist Rick Tumlinson as a strategic advisor. “Rick brings us decades of space advocacy experience and a deep knowledge of the industry,” Stephens adds. “And, he’s something of a renegade – certainly outside the box – and that seems to fit well with our culture.”

(more…)

Texas Space Alliance Names New President

AUSTIN, TX, APR 4, 2012 (TXA PR) – The Texas Space Alliance announced Air Force Lieutenant Colonel (retired) Robert Lancaster is assuming the role of President of the organization today. The group worked last year with commercial spaceflight operators, such as Blue Origin, to pass the first space liability protection law in Texas history, and is preparing for a new set of initiatives it will be introducing in the next legislative session.

(more…)

Rick Tumlinson to Drop by The Space Show


This week on The Space Show….

Monday, Jan. 16, 2011 2-3:30 PM PST, 5-6:30 PM EST, 4-5:30 PM CST: We welcome DR. ROGER HANDBERG to the program to discuss space policy and more.

Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012, 7-8:30 PM PST, 10-11:30 PM EST, 9-10:30 PM CST: We welcome DR. PAUL CZYSZ to the program on advanced engineering, hypersonics and much more.

Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012, 2-3 PM PST, 5-6 PM EST, 4-5 PM CST: We welcome STEVE BOULEY, Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne, to discuss low cost space access efforts, hypersonics, and boosting the latest communications satellite for U.S. Military, The Wideband Global SATCOM which will improve communications capabilities for U.S. military.

Friday, Jan. 20, 2012, 9:30-11 AM PST, 12:30-2 PM EST, 11:30AM-1PM CST: We welcome back RICK TUMLINSON to discuss policy, New Space, and topics of importance.

Sunday, Jan. 22, 20112, 12-1:30 PM PST, 3-4:30 PM EST, 2-3:30 PM CST: We welcome back DR. WILLIAM (BILL) ROWE to discuss his China experiences regarding space issues and updates to his human factors space medicine research. Check out his website for his latest work, www.femsinspace.com.

Tumlinson: Drug-Crazed Congressional Puppets Feeding Carnivorous Constellation Monster

Ares I-X lifts off from the Cape.

NASA’s Constellation Hallucination and the Congressional Money Drug
by Rick Tumlinson
The Huffington Post

In the coming weeks some in Congress will try to kill America’s future in space as they desperately work to prop up the tax sucking, pork eating dreamslaying monster known as the Constellation rocket program. Right now a bought and paid for cabal of hypocritical puppets in the House and Senate are trying to prop up this corpse of a dead end plan to go to the Moon and Mars that not only failed to deliver on President Bush’s promise of a permanent U.S. presence in space, but continues to eat the budgets of the very exploration it was meant to support.

(more…)

Tumlinson and Horowitz on The Space Show The Week

The Space Show’s schedule for this week:

Monday, June 14, 2010, 2-3:30 PM PDT: We welcome back Rick Tumlinson to discuss the proposed new U.S. space policy and more.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010, 7- 8:30 PM PDT: OPEN LINES. All topics welcome for discussion.

Friday, June 18, 2010, 9:30-11:00 AM PDT: Dr. Scott “Doc” Horowitz joins us to discuss NASA and U.S. space policy.

Sunday, June 20 , 12-1:30 PM PDT. The Space Show welcomes Joseph Vogel, Director of Hypersonics for Boeing and the program manager for the X-51A.

The Space Show: Lunar Outposts and More

Altair
Altair

The Space Show for this week….

Monday, Sept. 28,  2009; 2-3:30 PM PDT:   We welcome back Robert Zimmerman, noted author, space journalist, and historian.

Tuesday, Sept. 29,  2009, 7-8:30 PM PDT:  We welcome Brent Sherwood and Dr. A. Scott Howe of  JPL regarding their new book, “Out Of This World:  The New Field Of Space Architecture.”

Friday, October 2, 2009, 9:30-11:30 AM PDT : We welcome Dr. Erik Seedhouse regarding his new book, “Lunar Outpost: The Challenges of Establishing a Human Settlement on the Moon.”

Sunday, October 4, 2009, 12-1:30 PM PDT:  We welcome back Rick Tumlinson, co-founder of the Space Frontier Foundation, Orbital Outfitters, and space visionary to discuss water on the Moon and much more..

Tumlinson Hired to Promote Wallops Island for Space Tourism

rick_tumlinson

Expert sees space tourists, businesses, hotels in area
Delmarvanow

Rick Tumlinson envisions humans launched into space from Wallops Island in the not-too-distant future.

Tumlinson is the man who signed up Dennis Tito, the world’s first space tourist, who spent over a week in orbit in 2001 and reportedly paid up to $20 million for the trip on a Russian rocket.

(more…)

Orbital Outfitters Skydiving Expert Dies in Accident

A man who helped lead an effort to establish orbital skydiving as a new extreme sport was killed last week in a diving accident in Switzerland.

Eli Thompson headed up the Space Diver Dive team for Orbital Outfitters, a California-based start up company that is designing suits for high-altitude diving and suborbital space flights. Thompson was killed in a skydiving accident in Lautterbrunnen, Switzerland on August 28.

(more…)

High Fashion: Space Tourists, Dressed to Thrill

Air & Space Magazine has a piece on efforts to make sure that space tourists are well dressed in everything from futuristic pressure suits to wedding dresses. Rocketplane’s Misuzu Onuki and Orbital Outfitters’ Rick Tumlinson are featured. Meanwhile, Virgin Galactic has hired superstar designer Philippe Starck.