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Florida Institute of Technology

Founded at the dawn of the Space Race in 1958, Florida Tech is the only independent, technological university in the Southeast. ranks graduates’ mid-career median salaries in first place among Florida’s universities, and lists Florida Tech among the top 20 universities in the South—both public and private. Featured among the top 200 universities in the world according to Times Higher Education World University Rankings, the university has been named a Barron’s Guide “Best Buy” in College Education, designated a Tier One Best National University in U.S. News & World Report, and is one of just nine schools in Florida lauded by the Fiske Guide to Colleges. The university offers undergraduate, master’s and doctoral programs. Fields of study include science, engineering, aeronautics, business, humanities, mathematics, psychology, communication and education. View articles from FIT contributors. Additional information is available online at

The Mars Society

The Mars Society was established to further the exploration and settlement of the planet Mars. The Mars Society works to accomplish this through public outreach and in so doing inspire the future pioneers of the Red Planet and by developing world-wide support for government-funded Mars research and exploration. The Mars Society also plans to promote exploration and settlement of Mars through working with private enterprise. Visit »

Astro 95 Media

The Astro95 Media team’s work ranges from producing poster prints of images taken at various events we’ve attended to editing together videos to be used for training purposes. Our footage has even been used by the Smithsonian’s National Air & Space Museum. Examples of our work in these sectors can be found in their Events section. Over the years, many have approached them to create unique emblems commemorating their adventures, ranging from social media events around the world to unique occurrences in aviation. These designs have been used on various items of clothing and even sold in the Kennedy Space Center gift shop. Visit »

Retro Space Images

Retro Space Images is owned and operated by J.L Pickering who has worked tirelessly to produce a massive database of archival imagery which he offers to the public on discs. Retro Space Images’ offerings detail the breadth of human space flight. Each disc contains hundreds or thousands of high resolution color and black-and-white images in chronological order from NASA’s archives, contractors and other sources. As most of these photos are being made available publicly here for the first time, the scope of these unique discs goes far beyond any previously-published collection of U.S. manned space flight images. Go behind the scenes and experience the adventure like never before. Visit »

Talking Space

The Talking Space Podcast is a free and open exchange of all things space! Founded in September 2009, Talking Space began with a focus on the space shuttle program, broadcasting the last three launches live on the radio from the Kennedy Space Center. Since then, the show has evolved into a news show which looks at everything going on with the space program on the ground, in orbit, and beyond. The program does this through thorough research and talking with the people involved in the news from such guests as PBS science correspondent Miles O’Brien, to Meteorite Men’s Geoff Notkin, to astronauts Mike Mullane, Walter Cunningham, and more! Talking Space is hosted by Gene Mikulka, Mark Ratterman, and Sawyer Rosenstein. Besides being downloadable on iTunes, Talking Space is also simulcast on the internet radio station Astronomy.FM. Visit »

Mars Initiative

Mars Initiative was organized to ensure that a human mission to Mars is achieved in our lifetime. We are SOLELY focused on providing the FUNDING for the mission. Our primary approach is to provide an online transparent fundraising venue for the Mars Prize Fund, which can be thought of as a public savings account. Every dollar donated is secured and will ultimately be awarded to the first entity that successfully lands humans on Mars. Mars Initiative is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization, comprised entirely of passionate and dedicated volunteers from around the world. Visit »

Imaging the Cosmos

Imaging the Cosmos is owned and operated by Chris Hetlage, an amateur astro-photographer based out of Georgia. He works for a software development company – but his passion is astro-photography. His stunning pictures have been picked up by NASA’s Astronomy Picture Of The Day and his work has graced an array of website focused on space matters. He is also the co-founder of the Deerlick observatory located in Central Georgia. Visit »

TurboFox Photography

Offering fresh visual perspectives on both ordinary and extraordinary objects which surround us, TurboFox Photography strives to present the world in stunning, majestic new ways. Based in Titusville, FL, photographer Andy Sokol has a diverse portfolio of striking images including spacecraft, wildlife, scenery & landscapes, world landmarks & destinations, and even abstract works. TurboFox Photography provides fine art & local personalized services, and proudly exhibits at juried fine art shows across the state of Florida. Visit »

Astro Watch

Astro Watch is an astronomy and space exploration blog operated by SpaceFlight Insider contributor Thomasz Nowakowski. Designed to relay important events in terms of the universe beyond, Astro Watch provides its readers with timely information regarding astronomical matters. Visit »

Drew ex Machina

Drew Ex Machina is a web site created by physicist and freelance writer Andrew LePage. Drew Ex Machina specializes in presenting original content in the areas of spaceflight, astronomy and astrobiology as well as provides a forum for the discussion of Mr. LePage’s research in these areas. Visit »

James Vaughan Photo

James Vaughan Photo is the official website of SpaceFlight Insider’s photo illustrator, James Vaughan. Vaughan’s work has appeared in Playboy, The Chicago Tribune, Science Magazine and numerous other media outlets. In early 2016 Vaughan began working with SpaceFlight Insider to add yet another layer of professionalism to our website. Visit »