Stephen received a Bachelor's in Physics from Wabash College. As a software and Internet consultant, his clients included the Air Force, Army, and Navy. He was the Director of R&D for Applied Innovation Inc., and has authored papers on topics ranging from "Optical Ethernet" to "Considerations for Asteroid Capture Into Earth Orbit" and "Design Considerations for Orbital Settlements." A speaker at multiple conferences, he has given presentations related to capturing asteroids into Earth orbit and what we should do with them. He will chair the Asteroid track at the 2013 International Space Development Conference in San Diego.
His educational website about minerals (www.galleries.com) averages 300,000 visitors per month, and presents information on primordial rocks and minerals, including asteroids and comets. He also writes science fiction, techno-thrillers, and a futurist (pro-space) blog RamblingsOnTheFutureOfHumanity.com. Stephen is a member of the International Thriller Writers (ITW), the National Space Society (NSS), the World Future Society (WFS), and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). He is an editor for the NSS Space Settlement Journal (http://www.nss.org/settlement/journal).
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