Peter Yuri Goff


I got a call from Tiff around 10:30am letting me know that she was going into labor.  I raced home and then down to Bakersfield, and the baby arrived at 12:44–about 30min after we got to the hospital (fortunately there were no cops along the way–a ticket for going 110 in a 65 zone would’ve hurt).  Tiff and the baby are both fine.  7lb 7oz, 21.5 in long.  And yes, we are calling him Peter Yuri Goff.

Anyhow, gotta run.  Posting this from a wifi hotspot while grabbing some food.

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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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31 Responses to Peter Yuri Goff

  1. Congratulations! Again! 😉 Awfully cute kid, too. You guys are getting good at this sort of thing…

  2. Ian says:

    Heyheyhey, congratulations man. Another mini-Jon. Would have been funny it had been yesterday, but in any case this is a birthday I’ll easily remember. Say congratulations to Tiff.

    The GncDude

  3. Colette Christiansen says:

    Congratulations Daddy! What a beautiful little Angel! Your life will change in so many wondrous ways….stand back and marvel at the miracle and love before you…

    God Bless and many prayers to the new family, mommy and baby!
    Colette Christiansen

  4. Pierce Nichols says:

    Congrats on the new addition! I hope to swing down that way sometime, maybe in the fall. All things up in the air, of course.

  5. Joyce Traugott says:

    Congratulations Jon and Tiff!!! Peter is as cute as his brothers, no doubt about that. Hope to see you guys soon. Just found out about your blog from Michael Mealling’s facebook posting.


  6. David Summers says:


  7. Ki says:

    Wow. He looks so healthy, and can I tell you, I ADORE the name Peter! Cheers!

  8. Adam Greenwood says:


  9. MG says:

    Congratulations Jon! Is this getting easier the third time around?


  10. Aaron Williams says:

    Congrats Jon!

  11. Roderick Reilly says:

    “Peter Yuri?”

    Any Russian ancestry?

    I like his elf hat. That’s standard hospital gear for newborns, isn’t it?


  12. Martijn Meijering says:


    “fortunately there were no cops along the way–a ticket for going 110 in a 65 zone would’ve hurt”

    Not that you’re admitting this in writing 😉

  13. Randy Campbell says:

    Congratulations and well wishes all around. Tiff did a great job…
    (Rumor has it you MAY have had a bit to do with it ;o)

    Start him early on the Space Show pod-casts, never too soon to start brain-wash… err education… ya that’s what I meant.

    Again, Blessing and well wishes

  14. Randy Campbell says:

    Oh right, I forgot… this means since you’ll be up at all hours of the night we can expect more blogging right? :::duck-run-cover-hide:::


  15. Andrew Swallow says:

    Well done to all 3 of you.

  16. Thanks everyone!

    A few specific replies:
    Yeah I actually do have a decent amount of Russian ancestry. But the name comes from Yuri Gagarin. We had already decided on Peter as a first name, and then I joked to Tiff that if he comes on Yuri’s night, we ought to give him Yuri as a middle name. She actually liked it, so it stuck.

    That was….purely hypothetically speaking of course…. 😉


  17. Robin says:

    Congratulations Tiff and Jon! Welcome Peter Yuri – you chose excellent parents!

  18. ben reytblat says:

    Congratulations and best wishes to all of you! May the young man in question (peter yuri) live 10 times longer than his namesake. And may you see him do his first EVA in person.

  19. Joe Latrell says:


  20. Lee Valentine says:

    Missed you at SA.
    Congratulations indeed.

  21. George William Herbert says:

    Congrats! May he live long and orbit at least a few times…

  22. Monte Davis says:

    Congratulations (in order of effort invested) Tiff, Peter and Jon! Better than the best space conference.

  23. Monte,
    Exactly. While I may say I missed Space Access, I wouldn’t have traded being there for Tiff and Peter for anything. Not to mention, I wasn’t about to risk leaving Tiff stranded at such a time.


  24. Neil Underwood says:

    Congratulations! I love his middle name, now I have to talk my wife into it for our next kid!

  25. Joseph says:

    CONGRATULATIONS! Practice makes perfect!

  26. CFE says:

    Good work and God bless. Peter’s future’s so bright, he’s gotta wear shades.

  27. Monroe says:


  28. Eric Collins says:

    Congratulations on the latest addition to your crew.

    I do like the middle name. I’m not sure, in general, how much the namesake influences later ambitions, but at least in my case it seems to have had some effect. My middle name is Michael, and I’m the biggest space geek I know. So much so that when I named my first born, I gave her the middle name Eileen, thinking that it sounded good. A couple of hours later, I realized why.

    Whatever our children may choose to do with their lives, here’s to wishing them happiness and as much success to their endeavors as their efforts may merit.

  29. Vladislaw says:


    Congratulations on your recent addition. I hope Peter gets a shot at going to a space station or maybe even the moon.

  30. Henry Cate says:

    Congratulations. It is great to hear things went well.

  31. Ken Doyle says:

    Congratulations, Tiff & Jon!!

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