Space exploration – Science – Aviation – Armed Forces
When I’m not writing this blog, I serve as an officer in the U.S. Air Force Reserve. I’ve flown as a navigator for over 10 years in peacetime and combat. I’ve flown on Boeing T-43 Gator, Beechcraft T-1 Jayhawk, Boeing E-3B/C Sentry (AWACS), and Lockheed-Martin C-130E/H Hercules aircraft.
I am a passionate advocate of STEM education and space exploration. I belong to a number of organizations that promote the development of space industries and operations, including The Planetary Society, The Mars Society, and the National Space Society. I volunteer as a public outreach ambassador for the Suborbital Applications Research Group, which is working to secure scientific payloads to fly on commercial suborbital spacecraft.