Space is a fascinating field to work in because you test everything — engineering, computers, even the human body. I write about how space exploration affects astronauts, and how space technology affects the billions of us on Earth who depend on it.
Recently, I journeyed to Kazakhstan to report on an International Space Station launch. Other fun things I’ve done include documenting my mission on a “Mars” base for two weeks, attending three space shuttle launches (like this one), and talking to astronauts about how to prepare for spaceflight. And every day, I chase breaking news to help my clients explain and understand the latest in space exploration.
I am fluent in English, and am comfortable in three other languages that I have used for multilingual press conferences: French, Spanish and Russian.
Here are some of the stories I’ve written.
For Space.com, I break down the scientific concepts portrayed in popular TV shows and movies, such as “Star Trek”, “Star Wars” and “Lost In Space”.
- 13 Things ‘Star Trek’ Gets Right (and Wrong) About Space Tech
- Why Don’t We Have a ‘Star Wars’ Hyperdrive Yet?
- Want to ‘Tesser’? Ironing Out ‘Wrinkle in Time’s’ Wild Space-Travel Ideas
I also cover breaking news events for Space.com, sometimes posting stories within hours of an official announcement. I’ve also had exclusives, such as this interview with Apollo astronaut Charles Duke.
- Live From Kazakhstan – International Crew Launches Toward Space Station
- Does It Matter That NASA Still Doesn’t Have a Permanent Leader?
- Four Cubesats Snuck into Orbit Without Regulatory Approval, FCC Says
For LiveScience, I answer common questions about space.
- When Will SpaceX Lose Connection with Starman?
- If the Falling Chinese Space Station Hits You, Is Anyone Liable?
- Why the Asteroid Approaching Earth Was Only Spotted 5 Days Ago
For Seeker.com, I report on how spaceflight affects astronaut health.
- Space Radiation Is Becoming More Dangerous for Astronauts
- NASA Tests Implantable Device in Effort to Curb Astronaut Muscle Loss
- Trip to Mars Could Throw Off Astronauts’ Balance
For Curiosity.com, I explain space news to a non-technical, young adult audience.
- Forget Rovers: NASA’s InSight Lander Will Learn About Mars By Sitting Still
- The HAMMER Spacecraft Could Save the World from Killer Asteroids
- This Footage From the Surface of a Comet is Breathtaking
For Sky&Telescope, I delve deeply into the science of astronomy.
- Hubble: Weather Watcher of the Outer Solar System
- Scientists Spot Helium Escaping Giant Planet’s Atmosphere
- Supergiant Star Caught Fleeing In Another Galaxy
For Smithsonian Air&Space Magazine, I write about under-reported and breakthrough space research.
- When Reporting News About Aliens, Caution Is Advised
- Defenders of the Planet (Saving Humans From The Dinosaurs’ Fate)
- Why Not Use the Space Station as a Mars Mission Simulator?
For NASA Astrobiology Magazine, I report on the scientific investigation of possibly habitable worlds outside of Earth.
- Does Pluto Have The Ingredients For Life?
- Tides Could Be Source Of Heat For Icy Moons
- Comet Lovejoy Sheds Light On Source Of Earth’s Water
For SpaceQ, I investigate the Canadian space program and industry.
- Astronaut Saint-Jacques May Do Spacewalk, Robotics Work During Mission
- Astronaut Hansen Could Pilot A Commercial Crew Spacecraft
- Troubled MDA Deal Remains On Hold In Ukraine