The author began his career in Aerospace with Fairchild Industries on the ATS-6 (Applications Technology Satellite-6) program, a communication satellite that developed much of the technology for the TDRSS (Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System). He followed the ATS-6 Program through its operational phase, and worked on other projects at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center including the Hubble Space Telescope, the International Ultraviolet Explorer (IUE), the Solar Maximum Mission (SMM), some of the Landsat missions, and Shuttle. He was posted to NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory for MARS-Jupiter-Saturn (MJS-77), which later became the Voyager mission, and is still operating and returning data from outside the solar system at this writing. He initiated and lead the Flight Linux Project for NASA's Earth Sciences Technology Office. Mr. Stakem is affiliated with the Whiting School of Engineering of the Johns Hopkins University, and Capitol Technology University. Mr. Stakem supported the Summer Engineering Bootcamp Projects at Goddard Space Fight Center for 2 years. He developed and presented Cubesat courses.