Steve Murray has been a space enthusiast since the Apollo era, and counted several Space Shuttle astronauts as friends during his years flying in Navy fighters. His interests in science later carried him to an engineering PhD and a research career in government, where he studied human decision-making, team processes, and stress.
He wound up his career as a visiting professor, teaching systems engineering, system modeling, and human factors. Steve is currently a freelance science writer and science blogger.
Throughout his life, Steve kept an eye on space - literally - as an amateur astronomer and space buff. He's been to Iceland and Alaska in search of the aurora borealis, and traveled to Chile's Atacama Desert to tour some of the world's biggest telescopes.
Past Events Hosted By This Ambassador:
Halfway to Space Temecula Valley Astronomers
Searching for Life in the Solar system The Museum School
NASA Aeronautics Programs Civil Air Patrol Squadron 144
Moving into the Solar System Reuben H. Fleet Science Center
Exploring Mars The Museum School
Past Events Collaborated On By This Ambassador:
Solar System Explorers Club - Solar Eclipse! Encinitas Library
Solar System Explorers Club - Mars Rovers! Encinitas Publiic Library
Solar System Explorers Club - Asteroids, Comets, and Meteorites! Encinitas Library
Annual Spock Block Celebration - "Exciting Updates in Astronomy Presentation" Encinitas City Library
Solar System Explorers Club - Landing on Mars! Encinitas Library