With all of the press about Nigeria's problems with homophobia, corruption, and terrorism, it would be a surprise to many that Nigeria has an operational space program that has successfully produced... More > two satellites. Gary C. Booker's book on the subject provides the reader with the background on Nigeria's space program and it's potential effects on African geopolitics. This essay was originally written in 2011, shortly after the overthrow of Libya's Mummar Gadaffi, creating a major change in the African Union power conclave.< Less
The engineering philosophy of sustainable thinking is sweeping every discipline of technology. Space exploration is certainly no exception. In this essay, Gary C. Booker proposes three concepts of... More > spacecraft sustainability.< Less
The first space stations began to appear in orbit in the 1970's after the successful moon landings during the Apollo program. The Soviet Union launched multiple space stations, in which the United... More > States responded with the Skylab program. The development of Space Station Mir by the Soviet Union created a second space race to build space stations, which quickly became a very expensive endeavor.
The Triple Bottom Line concept, developed by John Elkington in the late 1980's, is a model for corporate sustainability. In this book, Gary C. Booker discusses how Elkington's Triple Bottom Line can be applied to the development of space stations.< Less
The era of commercial space travel is here. No longer will space travel be limited to a small cadre of professionals. Space tourism is now available and will eventually become more affordable and... More > accessible to ordinary consumers as time elapses. With this new era comes the need to train commercial space professionals. In this essay, Space strategist Gary C. Booker discusses how the training of space professionals must happen.< Less
The Author takes his youth development experience as a professional tutor, Americorps Alumni and community volunteer and creates seven rules-of-thumb based on his successes and failures from working... More > with children of all ages. The objective of the book is to take the reader through important and commonly overlooked matters of youth development and points out mistakes that every youth worker, regardless of their experience level or nature of dealing with youth (i.e. Ministers, Teachers, Counselors, Babysitters, Volunteers) should avoid, and strategies that lead to pro-active, positive results.< Less
This book covers the method of scientific investigation. It is intended for K-12 students, university students, working professionals and citizen scientists. It focuses on choosing a problem to... More > investigate, conducting background research, formulating a hypothesis, designing an experiment, analyzing your results, and forming conclusions. It gives multiple examples on how science can be used to acquire new information, create new products, and to debunk myths.
Gary Booker is an Educator in Atlanta, Georgia with many years of experience in the environmental sciences & civil engineering in a QA role. Violet Akech is a Botanist in Kampala, Uganda with experience in multiple biodiversity conservation projects.< Less