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Sarah Cruddas is a British space journalist, TV presenter and children’s author. She has an academic background in astrophysics and is passionate advocate for the commercial space industry. Sarah is the ‘face of space’ on British television and can be seen covering space on Sky News, as well as...

ROGER D. LAUNIUS is former associate director of collections and curatorial affairs at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. From 1990 to 2002, he served as chief historian of NASA. He has authored and coauthored numerous books, including Hubble's Legacy

Dr. Dennis M. Bushnell is the Chief Scientist at NASA Langley Research Center. He is responsible for Technical Oversight and Advanced Program formulation for a major NASA Research Center with technical emphasis in the areas of Atmospheric Sciences and Structures, Materials, Acoustics, Flight...

Mike has been a writer at Space.com since 2010. Before becoming a journalist, he worked as a herpetologist and wildlife biologist. He has a Ph.D. in evolutionary biology from the University of Sydney, Australia, a bachelor's degree from the University of Arizona, and a graduate certificate in...

Joe Pappalardo is a contributing editor at Popular Mechanics. His work has also appeared in Smithsonian Air & Space, Esquire.com, Time magazine, American Way, Mental Floss, and Maxim and he has appeared on C-SPAN, CNN, Fox News Channel and the John Batchelor Show.

 

Mr. Douglas L. Loverro, is a recognized and highly sought-after expert in defense and intelligence space matters, having worked for over 30 years in the Department of Defense (DoD) and the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) developing, managing, and establishing national policy for...

I was born and raised in Glasgow, Scotland. As a very young child, I was enthralled watching the Apollo astronauts walking on the Moon. That was the foundation of a life long fascination for those missions. I’ve always liked to be creative and drawing was my favorite medium. As a child, I always...

Dr. Marc Rayman is not only a top rocket scientist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory but also a magnificent communicator. He is currently the chief engineer and mission director for Dawn, the first spacecraft ever targeted to orbit two extraterrestrial destinations, the giant protoplanet Vesta...

David T. Blewett joined the Planetary Exploration Group at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in 2007. Prior to that he was a Principal Scientist at NovaSol, a small employee-owned high-tech company in Honolulu, Hawaii of which he was a co-founder. NovaSol specialized in...

Dean Cheng brings detailed knowledge of China's military and space capabilities to bear as The Heritage Foundation's research fellow on Chinese political and security affairs.  He specializes in China's military and foreign policy, in particular its relationship with the rest of Asia and with...

Kirsten Siebach is an Assistant Professor in the Rice University Department of Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences. Her work focuses on understanding the history of water interacting with sediments on Mars and early Earth through analysis of sedimentary rock textures and chemistry. She...

Dr. Thomas Matula is an Associate Professor of Business Administration at Sul Ross State University - Rio Grande College. His research focus for the last 25 years has been on the economic development of space. His most recent research focus has been on lunar industrialization and the development...

William Ketchum is an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical Engineering, and a Master of Science degree in Aerospace Systems Management from the University of Southern California. He started his Aerospace...

Erik Seedhouse is a Norwegian-Canadian suborbital astronaut. After completing his first degree the author joined the 2nd Battalion the Parachute Regiment. During his time in the ‘Para’s’, Erik spent six months in Belize, where he trained in the art of jungle warfare. Later, he spent many months...

James A. M. (Jim) Muncy is the President and founder of PoliSpace. Mr. Muncy started PoliSpace, an independent space policy consultancy, in early 2000 to help space entrepreneurs and intrepreneurs succeed at the nexus of space business, technology, and public affairs. His clients include several...

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