Technical Papers, White Papers, & Speeches
“The Mars Homestead for An Early Mars Scientific Settlement.” Coauthored with Bruce Mackenzie, Georgi Petrov, and Anthony Blair. Printed in Colonizing Mars: The Mission to The Red Planet. Cosmology Science Publishers, Eds. Joel Levine and Rudolf Schild, 2011, 2012.
“The Stuff Dreams Are Made Of.” Coauthored with Todd A. May, presented at the National Space & Missile Materials Symposium, Tampa, Florida, June 25, 2012.
“Marshall Stars Shine at ISDC 2011.” Marshall Star, June 1, 2011.
“Mars Homestead.” Coauthored with Bruce Mackenzie, et al. Article in the book A One Way Mission to Mars / Colonizing the Red Planet. March 2011.
“Launch Propulsion Systems Roadmap.” Coauthored with Paul McConnaughey, et al. November 2010 http://www.nasa.gov/pdf/500393main_TA01-LaunchPropulsion-DRAFT-Nov2010-A.pdf.
“Operational Lessons Learned from Ares I-X.” Presented by Stephan R. Davis at SpaceOps 2010, Huntsville, Alabama, April 2010. Reprinted in: Space Operations: Exploration, Scientific Utilization & Technology Development. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Summer 2011.
“Ensuring Safe Exploration: Ares Launch Vehicle Integrated Vehicle Ground Vibration
Testing.” Coauthored with M.L. Tuma, PhD and D.J. Chenevert, PhD, P.E., presented at SpaceOps 2010, Huntsville, Alabama, April 2010.
“The Ares Launch Vehicles: Critical Capabilities for the Next Phase of Space Exploration.” Presented by Stephen A. Cook. National Space and Missile Materials Symposium, Las Vegas, Nevada, June 2009.
“The Ares Launch Vehicles: Critical Capabilities for America’s Continued Leadership in Space.” Keynote speech presented by Stephen A. Cook at the Joint Army-Navy-NASA-Air Force Conference, April 2009.
“Ensuring Safe Exploration: Ares Launch Vehicle Integrated Vehicle Ground Vibration Testing.” Coauthored with M.L. Tuma, PhD and D.J. Chenevert, PhD, P.E., presented at the Joint Army-Navy-NASA-Air Force Conference, April 2009.
“Ares I-X: On the Threshold of Exploration.” Coauthored with S. R. Davis and B. R. Askins, presented at the Joint Army-Navy-NASA-Air Force Conference, April 2009.
“Flight and Integrated Vehicle Testing: Laying the Groundwork for the Next Generation
of Space Exploration Launch Vehicles.” Coauthored with J. L. Taylor and C. E. Cockrell, presented at the Joint Army-Navy-NASA-Air Force Conference, April 2009.
“Ares Projects Overview.” Presented by Teresa Vanhooser to internal NASA audience, January 2009.
“Owning the Product and the Process.” Coauthored with Stephen A. Cook, NASA ASK
Magazine, Winter 2009.
“Objectives and Progress on Ground Vibration Testing for the Ares Launch Vehicles.” Coauthored with Margaret L. Tuma, Ph.D., Bruce R. Askins, and Donald J. Chenevert, Ph.D., P.E., submitted to the 2009 Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Orlando, Florida.
“The Ares I Crew Launch Vehicle: Human Space Access for the Moon and Beyond.” Coauthored with Stephen A. Cook, presented at the 2008 International Astronautical Congress, Glasgow, Scotland.
“Ares I-X Flight Test—The Future Begins Here.” Coauthored with Stephan R. Davis, presented at the 2008 International Astronautical Congress, Glasgow, Scotland.
“Organizational Considerations for Implementing Systems Engineering and Integration in the Ares Projects Office.” Coauthored with LeAnn Thomas and Rajiv Doreswamy, presented at the 2008 International Astronautical Congress, Glasgow, Scotland.
“1st Regional AerospaceTechnician Appreciation Night Remarks.” Presented by Stephen A. Cook, August 2008, Huntsville, AL.
“From Saturn to Ares: The Journey Continues.” Speech presented by Stephen A. Cook at the 2008 Apollo-Saturn Reunion, Huntsville, AL.
“Integrated Vehicle Ground Vibration Testing in Support of Launch Vehicle Loads and
Controls Analysis.” Coauthored with Margaret L. Tuma, et al., presented at the 2008 JANNAF Conference, Boston, MA.
“The Ares Project: Building an Exploration Culture from the Inside Up.” Coauthored with
Stephen A. Cook, presented at the In2InThinking Network 2008 Forum, Los Angeles, CA.
“Avionics Environmental Control System Study for Ares I-X.” Coauthored with Steve Richards.
“Educating and Inspiring Young People for the Next Generation of Exploration.” Coauthored with Robert C. Armstrong, presented at the AIAA Space 2007 Conference, Long Beach, CA.
“Flight and Integrated Testing: Blazing the Trail for the Ares Launch Vehicles.” Coauthored with Jim Taylor, et al., presented at the AIAA Space 2007 Conference, Long Beach, CA.
“Growing the First Stage of the Ares Launch Vehicles.” Coauthored with Alex Priskos, et al., presented at the AIAA Space 2007 Conference, Long Beach, CA.
“Then and Now…A Look Back Into the Future.” Coauthored with Stephen A. Cook, presented at the 4th Annual Apollo Reunion, U.S. Space & Rocket Center, Huntsville, AL.
“Progress Toward the Stars.” Coauthored with Thomas J. Williams, Presented at the 2007 JANNAF Conference, Denver, CO.
“Unleashing the Gen-Y: Marketing Mars to Millennials.” Coauthored with Loretta Whitesides and Cassie Kloberdanz, presented at the 2007 Mars Society Convention, Los Angeles, CA.
“Ares I-X Flight Test Philosophy.” Coauthored with Stephan R. Davis, Margaret L. Tuma, and Keith Heitzman. Presented at the 2007 JANNAF Conference, Denver, CO.
“International Collaboration in Lunar Exploration.” Coauthored with John Horack and Bruce Morris, Presented at the DGLR International Symposium “To Moon and Beyond,” Bremen, Germany.
“The Challenges of Integrating NASA’s Human, Budget, and Data Capital within the Constellation Program’s Exploration Launch Projects Office.” Coauthored with Bruce Morris, et al. Presented at IAC 2006, Valencia, Spain.
“Propulsion for Ares I Crew Launch Vehicle/Ares V Cargo Launch Vehicle: Building on the Apollo Program for Lunar Return Missions.” Coauthored with Jim Snoddy. Presented at IAC 2006, Valencia, Spain.
“The Mars Homestead: a Mars Base Constructed from Local Materials.” Coauthored with Bruce Mackenzie, et al. Presented at AIAA Space 2006, San Jose, CA.
“Communicating with Multiple Audiences in Space Advocacy.” Master’s Thesis, University of Central Florida, defended May 2002. LD1772.F96 T45 2002 no. 65.
Reporting, Book Reviews, Opinion, Interviews, and Other Publications
“SERVIR Welcomes Deputy Financial Lead to Team.” March 14, 2012 http://www.servirglobal.net/tabid/409/Article/1097/servir-welcomes-new-deputy-financial-lead-to-team.aspx.
“SERVIR to Conduct Remote Sensing Training at Mexico’s University of Veracruz in Support of Public Health Project.” March 9, 2012 http://www.servirglobal.net/mesoamerica/tabid/335/Article/1096/servir-to-conduct-remote-sensing-training-at-mexicos-university-of-veracruz-in.aspx.
“SERVIR East Africa Regional Director Visits Coordination Office to Plan Future Activities.” March 9, 2012 http://www.servirglobal.net/tabid/409/Article/1095/servir-east-africa-regional-director-visits-coordination-office-to-plan-future.aspx.
“SERVIR Participates in U.S. Government/World Bank Forum on Water Issues.” March 9, 2012 http://www.servirglobal.net/tabid/409/Article/1094/servir-participates-in-us-governmentworld-bank-forum-on-water-issues.aspx.
“SERVIR Delivers ISERV Instrument for Launch to ISS.” January 26, 2012 http://www.servirglobal.net/tabid/409/Article/1087/servir-delivers-iserv-instrument-for-launch-to-iss.aspx.
“SERVIR Welcomes New East Africa Regional Director.” January 26, 2012 http://www.servirglobal.net/tabid/409/Article/1086/servir-welcomes-east-africa-regional-director.aspx.
“SERVIR-Himalaya Youth Forum Hosted in Pakistan.” December 31, 2011 http://www.servirglobal.net/himalaya/tabid/533/Article/1084/servir-himalaya-youth-forum-hosted-in-pakistan.aspx.
“Developing Ecosystem maps for Africa.” December 28, 2011 http://www.servirglobal.net/africa/tabid/204/Article/1081/developing-ecosystem-maps-for-africa.aspx.
“SERVIR Participates in 17th Congress of the Parties.” December 15, 2011 http://www.servirglobal.net/tabid/409/Article/1076/servir-participates-in-the-17th-conference-of-the-parties-cop17.aspx.
“SERVIR Cooperating with Other U.S. Agencies to Provide Weather Model Training in El Salvador.” December 1, 2011 http://www.servirglobal.net/mesoamerica/tabid/335/Article/1072/servir-cooperating-with-other-us-agencies-to-provide-weather-model-training-in.aspx.
“SERVIR: Changing Responses to a Changing Climate.” Earth Observation and Climate Change. Autumn 2011, No. 60, http://books.icimod.org/uploads/tmp/icimod-earth_observation_and_climate_change,_autumn_60.pdf.
“SERVIR Scientist to Discuss Water Impacts at Bhutan Climate Change Summit” October 21, 2011 http://www.servirglobal.net/tabid/533/Article/1055/servir-scientist-to-discuss-water-impacts-at-bhutan-climate-change-summit.aspx.
“SERVIR Team Visits Tanzania to Discuss Future Needs” October 20, 2011 http://www.servirglobal.net/tabid/204/Article/1057/servir-team-visits-tanzania-to-discuss-future-needs.aspx.
“SERVIR Demonstrates Hydrology Model at CRAM Workshop” October 13, 2011 http://www.servirglobal.net/tabid/204/Article/1054/servir-demonstrates-hydrology-model-at-cram-workshop.aspx.
“SERVIR Graduate Research Assistants to Present at 2011 GEOSS in the Americas Symposium” September 27, 2011 http://www.servirglobal.net/tabid/409/Article/1051/servir-graduate-research-assistants-to-present-at-2011-geoss-in-the-americas-sy.aspx.
“SERVIR Detecting Red Tides in El Salvador” September 1, 2011 http://www.servirglobal.net/tabid/335/Article/1045/servir-detecting-red-tides-in-el-salvador.aspx.
“SERVIR Observations Featured in Prensa Libre” August 30, 2011 http://www.servirglobal.net/tabid/335/Article/1044/servir-observations-featured-in-prensa-libre.aspx.
“SERVIR Coordination Office Hosts All-Hub Assembly in Huntsville” August 4, 2011 http://www.servirglobal.net/tabid/409/Article/1028/servir-coordination-office-hosts-all-hub-assembly-in-huntsville.aspx.
“NASA Awards SERVIR Group Achievement Award” July 18, 2011 http://www.servirglobal.net/tabid/409/Article/1019/nasa-awards-servir-group-achievement-award.aspx.
“SERVIR Success: Facilitating International Cooperation” July 1, 2011 http://www.servirglobal.net/tabid/409/Article/1005/servir-success-facilitating-international-cooperation.aspx.
“SERVIR Success: Promoting Cooperation Between U.S. Government Agencies” July 1, 2011 http://www.servirglobal.net/tabid/409/Article/1004/servir-success-promoting-cooperation-between-us-government-agencies.aspx.
“SERVIR Success: Developing a New SERVIR One-Stop Geospatial Data Platform” July 1, 2011 http://www.servirglobal.net/tabid/409/Article/1000/servir-success-developing-a-new-servir-one-stop-geospatial-data-platform.aspx.
“SERVIR Success: Expanding Sensor Networks from the Ground Up to the International Space Station” July 1, 2011 http://www.servirglobal.net/tabid/409/Article/999/servir-success-expanding-sensor-networks-from-the-ground-to-the-international-s.aspx.
“SERVIR Activities Featured on Earthzine.org” June 22, 2011 http://www.servirglobal.net/tabid/409/Article/983/servir-activities-featured-on-earthzineorg.aspx.
“SERVIR Welcomes New Technical Writer” June 21, 2011 http://www.servirglobal.net/tabid/409/Article/980/servir-welcomes-new-senior-technical-writer.aspx.
“International Space Development Conference – From the Ground Up.” Coauthored with Yohon Lo. Ad Astra Magazine, Spring 2011.
“Book Review: The Astronaut’s Cookbook: Tales, Recipes, and More.” Coauthored
with Michelle Abendschan. Ad Astra Magazine, Autumn 2010.
“An Up-Close Look at Ares I-X.” Ad Astra Magazine, Spring 2010.
“Book Review: Paradise Regained: The Regreening of Earth.” Ad Astra Magazine, Spring 2010.
“Best Students Move Out of Science and Engineering Careers…?” ScienceCheerleader.com
January 15, 2010 http://www.sciencecheerleader.com/2010/01/best-students-move-out-of-science-and-engineering-careers/.
“Ray Kurzweil Answers Your Questions.” Coauthored with Darlene Cavalier, ScienceCheerleader.com, March 19, 2009 http://www.sciencecheerleader.com/2009/03/ray_kurzweil_answers_your_questions/#more-494.
“Story Review: Return to Luna.” Ad Astra Magazine, Winter 2009.
“Educating the Next Generation.” ScienceCheerleader.com January 20, 2009.
“Where Do U.S. Students Rank in Science (Would Corporal Punishment Help?)” ScienceCheerleader.com December 11, 2008.
“Images of Space Settlement.” Ad Astra Magazine, Fall 2008.
“The Mars Education Center.” Proposal to the Mars Society, coauthored with Bruce Mackenzie, et al., 2008.
2009 National Space Society Space Settlement Calendar. Committee Chairman, Tide-Mark Publishing, 2008.
“Statement Before the Subcommittee on Space, Aeronautics, and Related Sciences Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, United States Senate.” Hearing on Reauthorizing the Vision for Space Exploration. Coauthored with George Whitesides, May 7, 2008.
“Uplifting Talk With the National Space Society’s Space Elevator Team.” Ad Astra
Magazine, Spring 2008.
“Round Up: Presidential Candidates Talk Space.” Space.com December 31, 2007 (http://www.space.com/news/071231-candidate-positions.html).
Book Reviews: Children of God, In the Shadow of the Moon, Homesteading Space, Lucifer’s Hammer, Mining the Sky, Out of This World: The New Field of Space Architecture, Red Mars, Rocket Man, The Singularity is Near, Solar Sails: A Novel Approach to Interplanetary Travel, SpaceShipOne: An Illustrated History, The Sparrow,and Variable Star. http://www.nss.org/resources/books/reviewers.html#leahy.
“Going Native on Mars.” Ad Astra Magazine, Fall 2007.
“Jules Verne Returns: Will Space Guns Provide Low-Cost Access to Space?” The Space Review, July 30, 2007 http://www.thespacereview.com/article/920/1.
“One Night in Huntsville: The Space Camp Hall of Fame Awards.” HAL5.org June 13, 2007 http://www.nsschapters.org/al/HAL5/reviews/SpaceCampHOFJune07.html.
2008 National Space Society Space Settlement Calendar. Calendar Editor, Turner Publishing, 2007.
“When Courting Capital, New Space Companies Should Stress Competence Over Coolness.” Space.com, May 29, 2007 http://www.space.com/adastra/070529_isdc_business.html.
“For Space Entrepreneurs, Access Equals Economic Growth.” Space.com, May 26, 2007 http://www.space.com/adastra/070526_isdc_entrepreneurs.html.
“Pixel Lander Makes Progress Despite Challenges.” Space.com, May 26, 2007 http://www.space.com/adastra/070526_isdc_carmack.html.
“Space Venture Symposium Highlights Industry Diversity.” Space.com, May
25, 2007 http://www.space.com/adastra/070525_spaceventurefinance.html.
“Good People and Garage [Rockets].” Pen & Brush (Huntsville, AL STC Newsletter), March 2007 http://www.stc-na.org/newsletter/penbrushv45i1.pdf.
“Floods! Fire! SERVIR.” Science@NASA.gov, January 31, 2007 http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2007/31jan_servir.htm?list931022.
“Communicating with Multiple Audiences in Space Advocacy.” The Space Review.com,
January 29, 2007 http://www.thespacereview.com/article/795/1.
“A Cosmic Conversation with Peter Max.” Ad Astra Magazine, Winter 2007.
“Greetings from Las Cruces, New Mexico.” Ad Astra Magazine, Winter 2007.
“Space Elevator Competition Extended One Day.” Space.com, October 22, 2006 http://www.space.com/news/061022_xprizecup_elevator.html.
“Handicapping the Space Elevator Games.” Space.com, October 20, 2006 http://www.space.com/news/061020_xprizecup_handicap.html.
“The Aliens Are Coming (No, Really!).” HAL5.org, August 14, 2006 http://www.nsschapters.org/al/HAL5/reviews/TravisTaylorJuly06.html.
“New Space: Pushing the Frontier” and “Exploring New Worlds at ISDC,” Ad Astra
Magazine, Autumn 2006.
“The New Age of Space Advocacy: Enter the Professionals.” Space.com, May
25, 2006 http://www.space.com/adastra/adastra_advocacy_prof_060525.html.
“Save Our Planet: Advocates See the Bigger Picture.” Space.com, May 18, 2006 http://www.space.com/adastra/adastra_save_earth_060518.html.
“Space Access: The Private Investment vs. Public Funding Debate.” Space.com, May 12, 2006. http://www.space.com/adastra/adastra_debate_060512.html.
“How to Play Nicely with Subject Matter Experts.” Rocket City Technical Communications Conference, Huntsville, AL, April 20, 2013.
Conference Chairman, International Space Development Conference (http://isdc.nss.org/2011), Huntsville, Alabama, May 18-22, 2011.
Master of Ceremonies, National Space Society Board Meeting, November 2008.
“National Space Society Policy Committee Presidential Policy Briefing.” Presented November 7, 2008.
“Ares I-X Overview – The First Chapter in the Next Great Adventure.” Presented at the
Con*Stellation science fiction convention, October 17, 2008.
“Ares Project Overview – Quality in Design” and “Integrating Safety and Mission Assurance in Design.” Coauthored with Chris Cianciola, presented at the 2008 Conference on Quality in the Space and Defense Industries (CQSDI), Orlando, FL.
“Unleashing the Gen-Y: Marketing Mars to Millennials.” Mars Society Convention, Los Angeles, CA, August 31, 2007.
“Targeted Marketing in Space Advocacy.” International Space Development Conference, May 26, 2007.
“What I Did On My Autumn Vacation: How to Be a Space Advocacy Writer.” Guest Speaker, Huntsville Alabama L5 (HAL5) Society, January 4, 2007.
“A Conservative Revolution in Space.” Guest Speaker, Townhall.com, Washington, DC,
August 3, 2004.
Blogs and Social Networking Sites
“Liftoff!” Coauthored with Dan Kanigan. Ares I-X Blog, October 28, 2009 http://blogs.nasa.gov/cm/blog/Ares%20I-X.blog/posts/post_1256749357624.html.
“Triboelectrification Questions? Try This.” Coauthored with Dan Kanigan. Ares I-X Blog, October 28, 2009 http://blogs.nasa.gov/cm/blog/Ares%20I-X.blog/posts/post_1256743468990.html.
“Why a Four-Hour Launch Window?” Coauthored with Dan Kanigan. Ares I-X Blog, October 28, 2009 http://blogs.nasa.gov/cm/blog/Ares%20I-X.blog/posts/post_1256735155402.html.
“Whatever Happened to the Five-Hole Probe?” Coauthored with Dan Kanigan. Ares I-X Blog, October 28, 2009 http://blogs.nasa.gov/cm/blog/Ares%20I-X.blog/posts/post_1256733950658.html.
“When is a Rocket Launch Like a Soap Opera?” Coauthored with Dan Kanigan. Ares I-X Blog, October 27, 2009 http://blogs.nasa.gov/cm/blog/Ares%20I-X.blog/posts/post_1256653671613.html.
“The Pointy End of the Rocket.” Coauthored with Dan Kanigan. Ares I-X Blog, October 27, 2009 http://blogs.nasa.gov/cm/blog/Ares%20I-X.blog/posts/post_1256648957643.html.
“Flight Rules and Triboelectrification (What the Heck is That?)” Coauthored with Dan Kanigan. Ares I-X Blog, October 27, 2009 http://blogs.nasa.gov/cm/blog/Ares%20I-X.blog/posts/post_1256648398611.html.
“Pulse of the People Part II.” Coauthored with Dan Kanigan. Ares I-X Blog, October 27, 2009 http://blogs.nasa.gov/cm/blog/Ares%20I-X.blog/posts/post_1256648140578.html.
“The Pulse of the Public.” Coauthored with Dan Kanigan. Ares I-X Blog, October 27, 2009 http://blogs.nasa.gov/cm/blog/Ares%20I-X.blog/posts/post_1256645425971.html.
“One on One and Another on the Other.” Coauthored with Dan Kanigan. Ares I-X Blog, October 27, 2009 http://blogs.nasa.gov/cm/blog/Ares%20I-X.blog/posts/post_1256642619884.html.
“Following Ares I-X on Launch Day.” Coauthored with Dan Kanigan. Ares I-X Blog, October 27, 2009 http://blogs.nasa.gov/cm/blog/Ares%20I-X.blog/posts/post_1256637046961.html.
“The View from Hangar AE.” Coauthored with Dan Kanigan. Ares I-X Blog, October 23, 2009 http://blogs.nasa.gov/cm/blog/Ares%20I-X.blog/posts/post_1256502263677.html.
“GO For Launch on October 27th.” Coauthored with Dan Kanigan. Ares I-X Blog, October 23, 2009 http://blogs.nasa.gov/cm/blog/Ares%20I-X.blog/posts/post_1256334012788.html.
“Flight Readiness Review.” Coauthored with Dan Kanigan. Ares I-X Blog, October 23, 2009 http://blogs.nasa.gov/cm/blog/Ares%20I-X.blog/posts/post_1256315709164.html.
Ares I-X Test Flight (http://blogs.nasa.gov/cm/blog/Ares%20I-X/). NASA.gov blog updating the Ares I-X mission (written part time under the Public Affairs Officer’s byline).
Ares I-X (http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/group.php?gid=77195835389&ref=ts).
Official Facebook site of NASA’s Ares I-X Mission Management Office.