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A veteran of both the US Army and US Air Force, Professor Wes O’Donnell is a highly sought after presenter who has recently spoken at TEDx on Data Visualization and the US Air Force Academy on Leadership. He is noted for his fascinating, informative, dynamic and entertaining keynotes. Wes educates companies and government organizations on a number of topics ranging from emerging technology and big data visualization to veteran’s issues and leadership. But Wes’ best talks tend to center around his personal journey from poverty to distinguished entrepreneur and professor; a truly inspiring journey.

Space Agency Profiles: India’s IRSO Is Noteworthy (Part V)

According to the ISRO website, the space agency’s vision is to “harness space technology for national development, while pursuing space science research and planetary exploration.”

Space Agency Profiles: India’s IRSO Is Noteworthy (Part IV)

The 2010s were huge for ISRO. In total, it launched 56 missions, and of those, only three succumbed to launch failure, maintaining the launch success rate for India at about 95 percent.

Space Agency Profiles: India’s IRSO Is Noteworthy (Part III)

Despite the fact that ISRO was a little late to the party in the earliest days of space exploration – having only been created around the time the United States was already putting astronauts on the Moon – India has come a long way in terms of space research progress.

This Week in Space History – March 31, 2005 Cassini, Titan Flyby

On Thursday, March 31, 2005, the Cassini spacecraft successfully flew by Saturn's largest moon, Titan, at about 2,400 kilometers (1,500 miles) above the surface.

Space Agency Profiles: India’s IRSO Is Noteworthy (Part II)

Over several decades, ISRO has relied on a variety of different launch vehicles to handle its diverse mission needs. Its first launch vehicle was Satellite Launch Vehicle-3 (SLV-3), which ISRO successfully launched for the first time in 1980, making India the sixth world nation to have spacefaring capabilities.

Space Agency Profiles: India’s IRSO Is Noteworthy (Part I)

The Indian Space Research Organization is a fledgling national space agency compared with its older counterparts in the United States, Russia and Europe.

This Week in Space – Werner Von Braun Born

This week in 1912, one of history’s most controversial figures, Werner Von Braun, was born into minor nobility in the small town of Wirsitz in Posen province, then part of the German Empire.

This Week in Space – March 16, 1975 – Mariner 10 Probe Bids Farewell to Mercury

After a brief visit to Venus, Mariner 10 performed three flybys of Mercury; the final flyby occurring this week in 1975.

The Brilliance of Sir Isaac Newton and His Legacy to Us

Few truly appreciate the contributions that Newton made to our understanding of the cosmos, and the trajectory of progress for our species.

Space Agency Profiles: The European Space Agency (Part IV)

The new Cosmic Vision mission agenda – guided by the new European Space Policy – groups astrophysics, fundamental physics, and solar system exploration missions into small class, medium class, and large class missions.