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Through the Spacefaring Institute™, I have published my new eBook—Astroelectricity: Why American engineers should advocate for GEO space solar power to end America’s CO2 emissions, make America energy secure, and prepare America for the 22nd century. (ISBN 9781732991408) Clicking on the title will take you to the page describing the Ebook and where to purchase it.


This website is a repository of articles, papers, presentations, and videos I have made in the areas of spacefaring operations, energy, and aeronautics. The purpose of this repository is to enable current and future engineers access to technical information that may encourage and motivate them to build America’s aerospace future. Being an engineer is one of the most rewarding and exciting professions. Yes, many professionals help individuals better themselves and overcome personal adversity. The primary effort of engineers, however, is to advance human civilization by enabling true progress in improving our standard of living, enabling freedom and prosperity, and bringing the peace that most seek. Engineers combine scientific knowledge, engineering experience, and natural resources to build our future, making tomorrow better than today.

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James M. (Mike) Snead
Professional engineer
Associate Fellow, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
Order of the Engineer
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President and founder, Spacefaring Institute LLC