Well everyone, I haven’t been in much of a position to blog lately, as much as I’ve wanted to. I’ll be taking Tiffany down to the hospital for surgery. Its not an unexpected one, but the timing was a bit surprising (yesterday our first prenatal checkup turned into a 5 hour visit since the doctor wanted to do the surgery immediately instead of waiting a week or two like we had original thought would be the case). The surgery worked just fine last time around, little Jonny was just fine in spite of being a bit early, so we’re not too worried.

Once we’re back from that, I’ll probably have stuff to post in the next day or two regarding XA-0.1. It looks like we should finally have in-shop all the rest of the engine parts, so we can finish getting this vehicle put together and into testing.

[Update 9:30pm: The surgery went just fine, and Tiff was ready to be released about an hour before they had initially predicted. It looks like she and the baby will both be ok. Also, on the rocketnerdlichkeit side, a bunch of stuff showed up today, so we should actually have a lot to talk about soon both here and on the MSS blog. Expect some eyecandy and bloggy goodness tomorrow]

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Jonathan Goff

Jonathan Goff

President/CEO at Altius Space Machines
Jonathan Goff is a space technologist, inventor, and serial space entrepreneur who created the Selenian Boondocks blog. Jon was a co-founder of Masten Space Systems, and is the founder and CEO of Altius Space Machines, a space robotics startup in Broomfield, CO. His family includes his wife, Tiffany, and five boys: Jarom (deceased), Jonathan, James, Peter, and Andrew. Jon has a BS in Manufacturing Engineering (1999) and an MS in Mechanical Engineering (2007) from Brigham Young University, and served an LDS proselytizing mission in Olongapo, Philippines from 2000-2002.
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4 Responses to Surgery

  1. Dan Schrimpsher says:

    I hope everything is okay. We just found out where having our third little bundle. It must be something in the rocket fuel 🙂

  2. Rand Simberg says:

    My best wishes for Tiffany’s health, Jon. Sorry you can’t make to the conference in Vegas.

  3. Jon Goff says:

    Dan, Rand,
    Thank you both very much for your concern. The procedure was a one that we have to get every time Tiff’s expecting due to a medical condition, but it’s fairly low-risk, and seems to have gone well. Thanks again.

    And Rand, have fun at New Space.


  4. Anonymous says:

    Jon – It’s been a long time, I had hoped to catch up with you at ISDC or NewSpace. Glad to hear that Tiffany is OK.

    This isn’t the best place, but I lost your email address. Drop me a line at and check out my latest effort at

    Josh Gigantino

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