Portfolio

Sites that I write for: 

Individual Online Publications:

The secret laser-toting Soviet satellite that almost was – Ars Technica. May 15, 2013.

Soviet Space Flights Were Designed for Maximum Effect—Even if That Meant Fudging – Discover Blog “The Crux.” November 20, 2012

Neil Armstrong’s Message to the Future” – Op Ed for the Guardian. Subsequently quoted on NPR (transcript). August 26, 2012.

NASA’s Key to Efficient Mars Landings: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle - Discover Blog, “The Crux.” September 5, 2012.

Why Is the Night Sky Turning Red? - Discover Blog, “The Crux.” August 23, 2012. Cited online at the BBC and the Globe and Mail, referenced by King’s College.

Exomars and the History of Mars Exploration – Can Russia Help? - Soapbox Science, a community guest blog from nature.com published April 18, 2012.

John Glenn: The Man Behind the Hero - Scientific American Guest Blog, February 20, 2012.

Apollo 1: The Fire That Shocked NASA -  Scientific American Guest Blog, January 27, 2012.

Spaced Out Physiology - Arizona State University’s Ask a Biologist program, published February 22, 2012.

Sky Crane – How to Land Curiosity on the Surface of Mars - Scientific American Guest Blog, November 28, 2011.

Reprinted Blog Posts

NASA’s 2020 Plan for Mars Makes the Old New Again – io9.com

Print Articles:

“The Engineer as Astronaut: Neil Armstrong.” Timeline Magazine, October 2012.

“Blast Off! The Most Powerful Rocket Ever.” All About Space Magazine. July 2012.

“Riding Rockets: Neil Armstrong’s Career Piloting the X-15.” Timeline Magazine, July 2012.

 

Speaking Engagements

  • “Behind the Legend of John Glenn and Friendship 7″ at Arizona State University, Astronomy Open House. February 22, 2013.
  • “The Trials and Triumphs of Landing on Other Worlds” at Arunah Hill Days, Cummington, MA. September 1, 2012.
  • “Why Did Apollo Splashdown?” Knoxville Observers via Google+. July 17, 2012.