I am, Karen Cramer Shea. I have been around the Space Movement in many different capacites for my entire life. The first party I helped host, at two months of age, was Dr. Joseph P. Allen’s going away party when he was leaving the Nuclear Physics Lab at the University of Washington to join the Astronaut corps. (Dr. Allen was the one who played Atlas with a satellite when the robotic arm on the shuttle failed on one of its first missions.) As a small child my best friend’s father was a Lunar Geologist. After the end of Apollo I drifted away for a while.
When I regained my interest in space the ISDC in Toronto was one of the first conferences I attended. I later helped found the Seattle NSS chapter; got my Masters Degree in Space Policy from the George Washington University; tracked all the rocket launches and Satellites for the FAA; attended International Space University Summer Session in Cleveland; and Help TGV Rockets Develop their Business Plan.
Now, I am editor of the NSS Blog. I look forward to reading your comments.