Recent Blogs

  • My History with the Mars Society
    This blog post describes my personal history with the Mars Society, from way back in 1998 until the present day.
  • The Space Race of the 2020s
    Is there a Space Race happening right now? It’s hard for me to believe, but some people doubt this. This article provides some evidence as well as concrete goals. Anybody who knows me personally understands how intense of a person I am, and my skills of being able to research into topics and technologies. And, I have been […]
  • 20 Mars-Related Technology Development Ideas for a Startup Company
    On Wednesday, February 27th, I participated in a Fireside Chat with Sean McClinton of the Seattle Space Entrepreneurs, in my role as the organizer of the Seattle chapter of The Mars Society. I have been a volunteer for the Mars Society for over 20 years, and we are the world’s largest non-profit focused on the human exploration […]

James is the Executive Director of the Mars Society, the world’s largest nonprofit space advocacy group dedicated to sending people to Mars. Formerly with Microsoft, James has worked as an engineering project manager and software developer for over twenty years.