Monthly Archives: December 2017


Blue Origin one step closer to crewed suborbital flights

By |December 17th, 2017|

Blue Origin has as its motto, Gradatim Ferociter. Loosely translated, it means ‘Step by step, ferociously.’ On December 12, the company took another ferocious step and conducted a launch of the updated New Shepard booster and the Crew Capsule 2.0 complete with windows and a test mannequin, cleverly named Mannequin Skywalker. Blue Origin had not […]

William P. Lear and the Learjet

By |December 3rd, 2017|

During the 20th century, William P. Lear was an innovator and market disrupter like Elon Musk today. Lear successfully engineered and marketed automotive radios, aircraft radio and guidance electronics and servo mechanisms, and the lowest cost small business jet which became known simply as the Lear Jet.

What drove Bill Lear to conceive, engineer and market […]