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SEAN COSTELLO – ASSIGNMENT EDITOR

Sean Costello is a technology professional who also researches, writes about and speaks publicly on the many benefits and inspiring lessons which stem from within the international space flight programs. Prior to joining the growing SpaceFlight Insider team in early 2014, Costello was a freelance photographer and correspondent for various radio and print news organizations, beginning his coverage during the Shuttle era. Costello’s was instrumental as the Developer and Producer for “SFI Live“, the live webcast which is shot on location prior to launches occurring at Kennedy Space Center and the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station as well as points abroad. Beginning with the inaugural show which covered the launch of Orion atop EFT-1. Wanting to expand his support of SpaceFlight Insider’s operations, Costello became the site’s Assignment Editor in late 2019. @SeaninMotion

PATRICK ATWELL – MANAGING EDITOR

Patrick Attwell is a native of Houston, Texas but he currently resides in Austin, Texas where he studies accounting at Concordia University Texas. Atwell has had a passion for all things pertaining to aerospace, rocketry, and aviation. Atwell has worked to cover these fields for more than a decade. After he attended and watched the launch of NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission it gave him what is known in the space community as “rocket fCostell Johnson Space Center and other space-related events in the Lone Star State.

JASON RHIAN – EDITOR

Jason Rhian began working to promote spaceflight awareness shortly after the loss of Space Shuttle Columbia in 2003. He entered college in 2004 pursuing a degree in public relations before interning at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in 2007. Shortly after the completion of his internship he worked to both complete his bachelor’s in public relations as well as complete the courses required for a degree in journalism. During his time in college he completed a second internship with NASA as well as volunteered countless hours to aid NASA, the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, Space Florida and many others in their efforts. Rhian also volunteered and worked for several media outlets, to help him learn the trade. Some of these included, Space.com, Aviation Week & Space Technology, Universe Today and SpaceFlight Now. His work has appeared on MSNBC and with many other outlets. He built SpaceFlight Insider under the principle of providing the world with as diverse an array of content as possible, at no cost to the public while at the same time providing access and support to individuals who wanted to work in the space journalism industry. Numerous people owe Rhian a debt of thanks for giving them their start.