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News Archive / Author: Jim Siegel

Jim Siegel comes from a business and engineering background, as well as a journalistic one. He has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University, an MBA from the University of Michigan, and executive certificates from Northwestern University and Duke University. Jim got interested in journalism in 2002. As a resident of Celebration, FL, Disney’s planned community outside Orlando, he has written and performed photography extensively for the Celebration Independent and the Celebration News. He has also written for the Detroit News, the Indianapolis Star, and the Northwest Indiana Times (where he started his newspaper career at age 11 as a paperboy). Jim is well known around Celebration for his photography, and he recently published a book of his favorite Celebration scenes. Jim has covered the Kennedy Space Center since 2006. His experience has brought a unique perspective to his coverage of first, the space shuttle Program, and now the post-shuttle era, as US space exploration accelerates its dependence on commercial companies. He specializes in converting the often highly technical aspects of the space program into contexts that can be understood and appreciated by average Americans.

Articles By Jim Siegel

  • NASA’s LADEE spacecraft reaches Moon month after launch

    October 8th, 2013

    NASA’s latest lunar probe, the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE), successfully entered a stable lunar orbit on October 6, 2013, following its September 7, 2013 launch from Wallops Flight Facility, Virginia.  Despite the partial federal government shutdown that idled an estimated 97 percent of the NASA workforce, sufficient “excepted” engineers and technicians at […]