Author Archives: Greg Moran

*NEW* Mach 30 Book Club

We’ve been ‘incubating’ projects over on the Mach 30 Drawing Board because honestly, there are waaay too many good ideas out there and too few of us on the Mach 30 board.  One of these ideas, the Book Club, was recently brought to life during a weekly hangout.

The group decided that they wanted to kick off this new project by reading the book X-teams: how to build teams that lead, innovate and succeed.  So here we go!  There’s a ton of great background on the drawing board page for the Mach 30 Book Club idea.  I’d suggest taking a quick glance through that so you know what to expect.

X-teams: How to build teams that lead, innovate, and succeed

We’ll start by discussing the Introduction to the book on Monday, November 26th. If you want to be part of the discussion you can add comments to this blog post, even if you don’t have an account. If you click in the “Leave a Reply” box below you’ll see options to post as your Twitter and Facebook logins too. We’re really looking forward to getting started with this book, and we hope you’ll join us. If you’re a part of teams in any way, this will be a great discussion.

So, grab a copy of the book, a comfy chair, a hot or cold beverage of your choice, and lets get started!

Greg’s pictures from the STS-135 Space Shuttle Launch

Here’s a set of pictures from my trip to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station to watch the Space Shuttle Atlantis launch on mission STS-135, the final flight of the NASA shuttle fleet.  We at Mach 30 are working to expedite the return of human space access here in the US.  If you want to make sure that we continue to pursue safe, sustainable, routine and reliable access to space, donate now, like us on Facebook, or sign up for the newsletter…  Then enjoy my photos!

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“Ad astera per civitas – To space through community”

Mach 30, Foundation for Space Development

Greg goes to Cape Canaveral for the Space Shuttle Launch

The excitement is building and the astronauts are loading into the Space Shuttle Atlantis.  I arrived at MCO – Orlando International Airport last night on my way to watch the last NASA Space Shuttle launch.  Shuttle Atlantis, called OV-104 by the nerdiest of the space enthusiasts is sitting on the pad while the army of technicians and controllers go about their business of launching the 135th shuttle flight.  To follow along, NASA has their Public Affairs team narrating the live streaming NASA TV feed also available in HD.  check it out:

Chance of launch today is low (due to the forecast of rain and clouds) but we’re going out there anyway!

Notes from meeting with Neil Milburn

25 June 2011 – Drove out to Caddo Mills, TX to meet (face-to-face) with Neil Milburn to:

– receive information about the Armadillo Aerospace insurance provider.
– get a tour of their facility.


  1. Armadillo’s Insurance provider is JLT Aerospace (North America) Inc.out of Houston, TX.  He gave me the info of a Ralph Harp, Senior Vice President.  w: 713.984.7570, c: 713.253.4594, email: 
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