I have been a fan and follower of spaceflight for as long as I can remember, and I believe it – the human desire to explore and push boundaries – is one of the most incredibly interesting things we can do. As I child, there was nothing I wanted more than to be an astronaut.
However, life turned out somewhat differently than I expected. While my career has taken a decidedly terrestrial path, I have discovered that I can still participate in our spaceflight endeavors, though in a way I had never considered: through writing.
As with many in today’s spaceflight media, I have been fortunate enough to have participated in numerous NASA Social events: RS-25 engine tests, an SLS solid rocket booster static fire, and technology demonstrations for hardware geared towards an eventual human mission to Mars, just to name a few.
It is through my experiences at those events that I have grown from being a simple blogger to writing for nationally-recognized space news outlets like Cosmic Chicago and the highly-respected SpaceFlight Insider.