“Test Firing” Melbourne, FL
Rocket Crafters is planning several test firings of its rocket engines in February. More details to come soon!
December 9, 2016
“Holiday Party” Lake Mary, FL
Approximately 40 members of the Rocket Crafters and ZNES family came together to celebrate the holiday season on December 9th at the R&D location in Lake Mary FL. Props were on-hand for ‘silly’ pictures. Following snacks, drinks and a BBQ dinner, CEO Sid Gutierrez gave an interesting (and quite funny at times) talk about his two experiences in space during the Space Shuttle era (Pilot on STS-40 and Commander of STS-59). Afterwards, President Ron Jones provided a recap of our accomplishments in 2016 and a preview of upcoming events and goals for 2017.
November 29, 2016
“Making progress with our mobile test stand” Melbourne, FL
Rocket Crafters engineers Mike Robison and Holly Petrucci and Florida Tech graduate student, Eric Kraus install and test final oxidizer plumbing assembly on Rocket Crafters’ new small engine hybrid rocket test stand.
October 12 & 13, 2016
“ISPCS 2016” Las Cruces, NM
With a focus on space industry, space exploration, military, civil and commercial spaceflight, and human space travel, the International Symposium for Personal and Commercial Spaceflight (ISPCS) is the place to be. This year the event is being held at the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum, Las Cruces, New Mexico. Rocket Crafters’ Chairman and CEO Sid Gutierrez will be attending this important symposium in order to meet with potential investors, strategic partners, and launch customers.
August 6-11, 2016
“Small Satellite Conference (Small Satellites – Pioneering an Industry)” Logan, UT
For 30 years, the Small Satellite Conference has been a place where innovators, engineers, problem solvers, scientists, entrepreneurs, and dreamers alike have come together to challenge what we know and push the bounds of what can be done. These pioneers have created a space industry where small satellites make big contributions.
Each year, SmallSat attendees share their successes and lessons learned, demonstrate capabilities, network, and mentor the next generation. These crucial interactions have ignited imaginations, paving the way for small satellites to perform missions that few thought possible. The 30th Annual Small Satellite Conference will celebrate the industry’s tremendous achievements, while continuing to inspire ingenuity for future military, civilian, and commercial missions.
Rocket Crafters Chairman and CEO Sid Gutierrez and Vice Chairman and Treasurer Paul Larsen will be attending this important conference in order to reach out to prospective launch customers.
July 21, 2016
“Space Coast Technical Council Quarterly Dinner” Viera, FL
Ron Jones was a panel speaker at this event, held at the Holiday Inn Conference Center in Viera FL. He presented an overview of Rocket Crafters and provided information to attendees on vendor and supplier opportunities with the company. Martin McClellan and Kat Carter manned our booth and received many inquiries from local businesses interested in doing business with the company. Also in attendance was our CEO and Chairman Sid Gutierrez, who was introduced as a VIP guest.
June 1, 2016
“Annual Shareholders Meeting” St. George, UT
Vice Chairman and Treasurer Paul Larsen hosted our Annual Shareholders Meeting at his home in St. George, UT. All Executive Board members were in attendance (Grant Begley attended remotely).