Staff/About / Editors
JASON RHIAN – SENIOR EDITOR / FOUNDER
Jason Rhian departed a career in law enforcement to pursue his dream of bringing the story of space exploration to the world. He has successfully interned with NASA – not once but twice. The first was in 2007 at Kennedy Space Center’s press site, the second was for NASA’s Exploration Mission Directorate in 2009. Shortly after completing both – Rhian spent countless hours volunteering for the space agency to better understand the dynamics involved with reporting on the space program. This was just the beginning. He began corresponding for a number of media outlets and his content has appeared on MSNBC.com, Space.com, The Mars Society, The National Space Society, Aviation Week and Space Technology, Universe Today and many others. Rhian has now opted to focus his efforts on SpaceFlight Insider – where he strives to provide the public with a unique, unbiased venue into space exploration efforts.
Rhian and SpaceFlight Insider have developed superb working relationships with most reputable space-related organizations and have been provided with exclusive access numerous times. Once forming SFI, Rhian opted to train and equip volunteers; space enthusiasts who wanted to learn more and contribute to the world’s understanding of space exploration. This approach has been warmly received and SpaceFlight Insider boasts an impressive array of partners, sponsors and affiliates that include, the Florida Institute of Technology, The Mars Society, The National Space Society, Space Florida, Space Safety Magazine, Orbital ATK, Lockheed Martin, rocketSTEM, Talking Space and an array of others. @SpaceflightIns
EDWARD ELLEGOOD – ASSISTANT EDITOR
Edward Ellegood has served as Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Director of Aerospace Development as well as a space policy analyst. The owner of the FLORIDA SPACErePORT, Ellegood is well-versed on all matters relating to space and specializes in state government efforts to develop spaceports and space transportation. He lives in Cocoa Beach, Florida, and is involved in several local space advocacy groups.
Ellegood has a long history with SpaceFlight Insider and, in an effort to improve the quality of our content, he rejoined our professional institution in the fall of 2016. With his wealth of experience, Ellegood’s role as assistant editor, serves to provide an extra layer of editorial coverage for our articles