My favourite stories cover diversity, education and astronauts. Below are some examples of my work.
I journeyed to Kazakhstan twice to report on two International Space Station launches: Expedition 56 and Expedition 58.
I documented a simulated space mission, living on a "Mars" base for two weeks.
I connected with the space community through three space shuttle launches (like this one), and talked to numerous astronauts about how to prepare for spaceflight.
I covered the Artemis 2 mission (full coverage available here).
VP Kamala Harris to attend Artemis 1 moon launch (exclusive): Advance news from the Office of the Vice President of the United States regarding attendance at a big NASA launch. (Space.com)
SpaceX, Amazon, US space industry to talk climate change with VP Kamala Harris (exclusive): An exclusive interview with a White House official lays out priorities regarding climate change and space. (Space.com)
'Learning Lunchbox' science kits reach kids across the US: A portable science kit launched during the early pandemic is rapidly expanding distribution from a single Ohio county to London, Paris and Dubai. (Space.com)
1st Native American woman astronaut wants the world to 'share in that joy' after SpaceX Crew-5 flight. Shortly after coming home from the International Space Station, NASA's Nicole Mann talked about how she is trying to bring others into the field by sharing her journey. (Space.com)
Pi Day turns 35: The circle of mathematics needs more diversity, advocates say. Pi Day — March 14 in the United States — was first celebrated in 1988 and falls during Women's History Month. (Space.com)
I drove a rover on a moon-like landscape and felt like an Apollo astronaut. I felt a strange connection with explorers of all ages. (Space.com)
Zero-gravity parabolic flights get surge of demand for spaceflight work. Commercial astronauts, disability advocates and researchers are signing up for zero-g airplane flights. (Space.com)
International Women's Day: Female astronauts keep making strides off Earth. But there's still work to be done to make space more inclusive. (Space.com)
Spacesuit for women: Fashion is the final frontier in new Kickstarter campaign. The pumpkin suit is back, but this time with another gender in mind during the design process. (Space.com)
This former NASA astronaut steered a space shuttle to safety after overcoming gender discrimination. ('The airplane does not know the gender of the person sitting in the seat.') (Space.com)
'Black history is American history': NASA celebrates African Americans and space achievements at Smithsonian event: The Black History Month event in 2023 included astronauts, NASA directors and a discussion of why diversity matters, with high schoolers making up much of the audience. (Space.com)
This space station astronaut's '2001' cosplay in orbit began with Velcro and thrift store duds: Just one thing was missing from the first European space station commander's packing list: a thrift store costume. (Space.com)
NASA names moon mountain after Black mathematician and 'Hidden Figure' Melba Mouton: The name of Melba Mouton (1929–1990) will be designated by NASA on a Delaware-size flat moon mountain near the water-rich lunar south pole. (Space.com)
SpaceX Crew-4 astronauts say their space station work will help get NASA to the moon: A conversation with the International Space Station about relating today's research to the Artemis program. (Space.com)
NASA's fatal Challenger launch still echoes through the agency today: While on leave in January 1986, NASA administrator James Beggs turned on the television and spotted icicles on Challenger's launch tower. A day later, seven astronauts lost their lives. (Space.com)
NASA astronaut Sally Ride statue to be unveiled in Los Angeles on July 4. Historically, there has been a dearth of statues representing individuals other than men. (Space.com)
Opportunity Mars rover leader Steve Squyres on 'Good Night Oppy' film, giving up Saturn: Steve Squyres had big plans to move to a new planet once the NASA Opportunity Mars rover finished its mission, but that idea got "completely derailed." (Space.com)
How did the Earth get its name? Whether you call our planet the Earth, the world or a terrestrial body, all of these names have an origin story deep in history. (LiveScience)
Gobble, gobble! Satellite spies Thanksgiving turkeys being 'pardoned' at White House: The annual Thanksgiving ceremony has also made its way to popular culture, including "The West Wing." (Space.com)
Mock Mars Mission: Complete coverage of Crew 133 at the Mars Desert Research Station (Space.com)