Scott received his degree in Aerospace Engineering from Iowa State U in 1996, and got his first job in the industry at Orbital Sciences designing the thrust structure for the X-34B. But the X-34B was cancelled the week after he got there, so they cancelled him shortly after. From there he went to work for Pioneer Astronautics/Rocketplane in Colorado, then United Technologies/Chemical Systems Division in California, then ATK/Promontory in Utah. He has been interested in aerospace design and history for as long as he can remember, and has focused his attention on the things that *didn't* get built: the concepts that failed, for whatever reason, and the concepts that formed the evolutionary line from conception to completion for successful aircraft and spacecraft. He started writing and editing Aerospace Projects Review in the late 1990's in response to hearing some shocking tales of company archives being thrown out, shredded and incinerated. While he has an overall general interest in all things unbuilt, he has a few particular loves, such as the X-20 Dyna Soar and the nuclear bomb powered Project Orion.