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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 first launch of the Orion spacecraft on its first mission – EFT-1. Wanting to expand his support of SpaceFlight Insider’s operations, Costello became the site’s Assignment Editor in late 2019. @SeaninMotion


Patrick AtwellPatrick Attwell is a native of Houston, Texas but he currently resides in Austin, Texas where he studied accounting at Concordia University Texas. Attwell has had a passion for all things pertaining to aerospace, rocketry, and aviation. Attwell 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 fever. He has since worked tirelessly to spread the work about the importance of space exploration. Attwell has helped accomplished this by covering numerous events at NASA’s Johnson Space Center as well as others that have taken place across the Lone Star State. @AtwellAviation