I fell in love with space when I was seven. With my main interest in space history, I try to make connections between the past and present while emphasizing the human element. I write regularly for America Space, Motherboard, and maintain my own blog, Vintage Space.

Author Stories
Apr 21, 2014 07:00 AM ET
The unexpected spinoffs from the weaponized rocket technology from World War Two ultimately led to the more peaceful space launch applications we have today. Continue reading →
Apr 17, 2014 06:00 AM ET
Forty-five years ago, Surveyor 3 launched to the Moon. Two years later parts of it came back.
Mar 26, 2014 04:39 PM ET
A new app from Cosmoquest puts your knowledge of Earth to the test. Continue reading →
Mar 24, 2014 12:00 PM ET
It's been 40 years since we first saw Mercury up close, and the flyby raised more questions than it answered.
Mar 18, 2014 12:25 PM ET
Valentina Tereshkova was one in a class of female cosmonauts, more of whom might have flown had the Vostok program not been cancelled. Continue reading →
Mar 17, 2014 03:25 PM ET
Though we're most familiar with Vanguard's launch explosion, the rocket did eventually put a satellite in orbit in 1958. Continue reading →
Mar 3, 2014 05:17 PM ET
Every feature on Mars that's named for an engineer or technician has a back story, including the McClure-Beverlin Escarpment. Continue reading →
Feb 18, 2014 11:35 AM ET
It's been just over 50 years since NASA launched its last passive communications satellite. Continue reading →
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