Petey Bloggin

We’re about to head up to Utah for a family vacation, and I found this while downloading pictures off the camera:

Peter Yuri Goff (sometime in February)

Peter Yuri Goff (sometime in February)

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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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6 Responses to Petey Bloggin

  1. Roderick Reilly says:

    Hey, what a fine lookin’ munchkin!

  2. ht says:

    Now this is nice. Amidst the mishmash of wondering about nasa plans etc etc, to have this breath of fresh air, with those great big eyes and that great expression! You KNOW someone’s a space fanatic, not just in their career but in their heart, when they give their kid that middle name (if he’s named for who we would think he’s named for)! I wonder if the wife’s a space nut too, or if there was a bit of debate on that middle name?

  3. ht says:

    p.s. now we just have to figure out if an intial nasa outpost, or if investors, or a combo of both are the best way to eventually see him walking on the moon!! 🙂

  4. Jonathan Goff Jonathan Goff says:

    It’s kind of a funny story. We were originally going to go with Peter Jackson Goff, then we realized that Peter Jackson was the Lord of the Rings guy. We loved LotR, but didn’t want people making that association. Right around then, Ben Brockert was heading up the Yuri’s Night celebration in Mojave, and he told me “If Peter is born on the 12th, you should name him Peter Yuri”. I went home and told Tiff thinking she would roll her eyes, we’d get a good chuckle at Ben’s expense, and move on. But instead Tiff was like “Peter Yuri? Hmm…that has a ring to it.” And it stuck. 🙂

  5. Jonathan Goff Jonathan Goff says:

    I think it has to be a combination of market forces maybe with some NASA assistance. A NASA outpost ala the PoR, or even the DIRECT approach, would be even less frequently visited than the ISS. As it is, people discourage their kids from wanting to be NBA or NFL stars due to the low odds of them actually making it, but they feel it’s ok to encourage them to be NASA astronauts when the odds are even worse. No, if Jonny or I or Peter end up going, it probably won’t be for NASA or to a NASA base–even if some sort of base ends up playing a role in the grand scheme of things.

    ~Jon

  6. ht says:

    Well no, I wasn’t trying to say that the NASA base camp would be the place Petey and Jonny would be flying to. Of course I’m campaigning for getting NASA back to the 2020 moon language and back to pursuing a lab on the moon as a more motivating and powerful goal.

    I was meaning to say that this base camp might be what does the trick. That it would radically change the world’s space consciousness and help accelerate the era of both governmental and commercial development and settling of the moon. So THIS is how a nasa push for the moon now might help get Jonny and Petey having a blast up there (and doing advanced research, of course!).

    Man, that pic just gives me a big smile each time. But is the red hair from you or Tiff?

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