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Gateway to Space

Presentation for Gateway to Space Conference

Today was Gateway to Space! Many heartfelt thanks to those who came and made this event a great success. It was wonderful to see familiar faces and meet new friends, and now I have...

Lantern Festival

Lantern Festival at the Missouri Botanical Gardens

SO I shall now tell the tale of ‘That time I tried to go to the Lantern Festival and it didn’t work out.’ My parents and I met up to celebrate my birthday a...

I have affectionately dubbed this the ‘Mars Ball.’ You sit in it while the screen plays shots of Curiosity landing on Mars, and it vibrates to simulate what it would be like if you were landing on Mars. — with Nella Baduini at Saint Louis Science Center.

Birthday at the St. Louis Science Center

The St. Louis Science Center has long been a staple of my life. I remember going there with mom and dad to listen to talks in the planetarium when I was little, and I...


Print Interview with StreetScape Magazine

Appearance in StreetScape’s May/June print edition, which can also be viewed online here (on pages 80-81.) Interview by Seaton Jefferson, with photos from the Museum of Transportation by Michael Schlueter.

I owe this strange shot to both Ryn Ue and Amanda Irwin. Now that I have a camera I find myself on the lookout for just…visually interesting setups. This torso extended out of a machine that asked you your opinions about genetic profiling and then let you see what the trends of other people’s answers were.

Essay: Lie Back and Think of Science

The many unknowns humanity must explore before having children on Mars As the years and technology tick on, we’re finally on the threshold of making reality out of what was once science fiction: We’re...