Dennis has over 36 years worth of experience in the computer, academic, and aerospace industries. He has worked for many leading edge companies during the 80s such as Vector Graphic, Symbolics, and Alpharel, pioneers in the computer, artificial intelligence, and document management industries. He has built flight hardware at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, including the first Macintosh flown on the Space Shuttle and a small sat, SEDSAT 1, the first non-NASA spacecraft built in Alabama.
At Skycorp, our team has designed power systems and avionics for sounding rockets, qualified a payload for Radio Shack that flew to ISS, designed large telescopes, on-orbit servicing systems, and developed methods for assembling spacecraft in orbit.
Dennis’ first book, Moonrush, and a chapter in another book Return to the Moon, are about developing lunar resources. He contributed to a book Toward a Theory of Spacepower published by the National Defense University. He has written dozens of articles for various publications. He has two patents, one of them global.
In 2008, he partnered with space ref to start the Lunar Orbiter Image Recovery Project (LOIRP), wherein they rescued the only remaining tape drives capable of playing the master tapes of the 1960s-era Lunar Orbiter Program. See www.moonviews.com for details.
The recovery of the LOIRP tapes has opened a door called “technoarchaeology” or literally the archeology of technology. The preservation of our digital heritage, both hardware and software, is a growing need and a societal imperative. So much of our lives are now digitized that should our technological civilization fail, the loss to posterity would be staggering.
In 2014 he helped blaze new ground in technoarchaeology with the ISEE-3 Reboot project. See www.spacecollege.org for more details.
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