​Amy Shira Teitel

spaceflight historian, author, YouTuber, speaker, host

​​​​​​​​​​​Public Appearances, Panels, and Talks


Panelist, "Women in the Geek Industry." Denver Comic Con, Denver, CO. July 1, 2017.

Panelist, "Space History Panel," Spacefest VIII, Tucson, AZ. June 8, 2017
"The Mercury 13: Women Astronauts who Didn't Fly," Spacefest VIII, Tucson, AZ. June 8, 2017
Four book signings at Spacefest VIII, Tucson, AZ. June 8, 2017

Moderator, Space Pioneers Panel. ISDC Conference, St. Louis, MO. May 27, 2017.

Conversation with Jeffrey Kluger on his new book, "Apollo 8." Buena Vista Branch Library, Burbank. May 24, 2017

"The Mercury 13: Women Astronauts who Never Flew," TEDx, University of Rochester, New York. April 22, 2017

"Death of the Dyna-Soar," ​Spacefest, History of Flight Museum, Seattle, Washington. November 5, 2016

"Death of the Dyna-Soar, "Dent: Space, San Francisco, CA, September 22, 2016.

"Death of the Dyna-Soar," Science in the Pub at The Governor, Adelaide. August 24, 2016. 

Presenter, Living Science at the Market, Melbourne. August 21, 2016.
Presenter, Market of the Mind, Melbourne. August 19, 2016.

"Death of the Dyna-Soar," Powerhouse Museum, Sydney Science Festival, Sydney, August 18, 2016. 

"Death of the Dyna-Soar," CSIRO Discovery, Canberra, August 16, 2016.

Panelist, "Science Behind the Martian." Canberra, August 15, 2016.

"Death of the Dyna-Soar," Tastrofest, Ulverston. August 13, 2016.

"Death of the Dyna-Soar, "Festival of Bright Ideas, Hobart. August 12-13, 2016. 
Panelist, "Would I Lie to You?" CONvergence, Minneapolis, MN, July 1, 2016

Panelist, "One-on-One with Amy Shira Teitel." CONvergence, Minneapolis, MN, July 1, 2016

Panelist, "Humans vs. Robots in Space Exploration." CONvergence, Minneapolis, MN, July 1, 2016

Panelist, "The Mercury 13." CONvergence, Minneapolis, MN, July 1, 2016

Panelist, "NASA's JPL and the Martian." CONvergence, Minneapolis, MN, July 1, 2016

Panelist, "Writing for Online Video." VidCon VI, Anaheim, CA, June 23, 2016

Moderator, "Space History" panel. Spacefest, Tucson, AZ, June 12, 2016

Moderator, "Women in Science" panel. Spacefest, Tucson, AZ, June 12, 2016

"Life and Death of the Dyna-Soar." Spacefest, Tucson, AZ, June 11, 2016

"Life and Death of the Dyna-Soar." Draper Laboratory, Cambridge, MA, May 4, 2016

"Life and Death of the Dyna-Soar." LA Centre for Inquiry, Los Angeles, CA, April 20, 2016

"How NASA Fumbled to the Moon." Santa Ana College High School, Santa Ana, CA, December 4, 2015 

Session leader, Online Video and Vlogging. #SciCommCamp, Malibu, CA, November 14, 2015

"Seeing the Farside of the Moon." DNews Live, San Francisco, CA, October 22, 2015

"Writing Science Online." Cal State Long Beach, Long Beach, CA, October 2015

​"Eugen Sänger’s Antipodal Bomber and Dyna-Soar." NASA Goddard Spaceflight Centre, Greenbelt, MD, May 18, 2015.

​Moderator, “Why Do We Need the SLS?” panel. Spacefest, Pasadena, CA, May 11, 2014
Panelist, Outward Odyssey Authors. Spacefest, Pasadena, CA. May 10, 2014
Panelist, “Writing Science for the Public,” Penn State University, State College PA. May 8, 2014
“How Apollo Got Its Shape.” NC Science Festival, Charlotte, NC. May 2, 2014.
Panelist, Online Science Communicators. Arizona Space and Astronomy Expo, Tuscon, AZ. November 9, 2013
“The Trials and Triumphs of Landing on Other Worlds.” Arunah Hill Days, Cummington, MA. September 1, 2012. 
“Why Did Apollo Splash Down?” Knoxville Observers via Google+, July 17, 2012. 
Google+ Mars Curiosity Landing Hangout. Live from JPL, Pasadena, CA. August 5-6, 2012.
Google+ Venus Transit Hangout. Toronto, Canada. June 5, 2012.


Books

Breaking the Chains of Gravity, Bloomsbury, 2015

Apollo Pilot, University of Nebraska Press, 2016 (forthcoming) - I wrote a short historical context section
Unit One: Female (working title - manuscript under development)

After the Moon (working title - collaborative manuscript under development)


Online Hosting

Vintage Space - creator, writer, host, editor, producer (this is my online baby!)

Pluto in a Minute - creator, writer, host, editor, producer

DNews - writer and host 

Martian Moments - host (also aired on NASA TV)

Blame it on Science - host


Television Appearances

DNews segments - Science Channel (semi-regular appearances)

NASA's Unexplained Files - Science Channel, numerous episodes in seasons 3 and 4

America Fact vs. Fiction - American Heroes channel

Secret Space Escapes - Science Channel

Impossible Engineering - Science Channel

Aliens on the Moon - Syfy, currently on Netflix 

Mysteries at the Museum - The Travel Channel

Monumental Mysteries - The Travel Channel

Aerospace correspondent - Fox 40 Sacremento


Writing

Nerdist  - August 2014 to February 2015
Physics Focus - January 2013 to December 2014
Motherboard - April 2011 to February 2015

DVICE - July 2012 to July 2014
Discovery News Space - March 2012 to April 2014
Al Jazeera English - March 2013 to March 2014
AmericaSpace - April 2012 to March 2013.
Universe Today - November 2011 to April 2012.

“It’s Not Just Tang: NASA’s Widespread Influence on Everyday Design.” Medium. October 1, 2014.
“99 Problems, and a Wild Gecko Space Orgy is Just One.” Nautilus. August 1, 2014.
“Neil Armstrong’s Message to the Future.” The Guardian, August 26, 2012.
“NASA’s Key to Efficient Mars Landings: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.” Discover Magazine blog The Crux, September 5, 2012.  
“Why Is the Night Sky Turning Red?” Discover Magazine blog The Crux, August 23, 2012.
“Venus’ Transits Through History.” Scientific American Guest Blog, June 5, 2012. 
“Exomars and the History of Mars Exploration – Can Russia Help?” Soapbox Science, nature.com, April 18, 2012.
“Spaced Out Physiology.” Arizona State University’s Ask a Biologist program, February 22, 2012.
“John Glenn: The Man Behind the Hero.” Scientific American Guest Blog, February 20, 2012.
“Apollo 1: The Fire That Shocked NASA.” Scientific American Guest Blog, January 27, 2012.
Sky Crane – How NASA Will Land Curiosity on Mars.” Scientific American Guest Blog, November 28, 2011.

“The Lost Art of the Saturn V.” Hacker Monthly (reprint of an old blog post). Issue 49. June 2014. 
“The Engineer as Astronaut: Neil Armstrong.” Timeline Magazine, October/December 2012. 
“Riding Rockets: Neil Armstrong’s and the X-15.” Timeline Magazine, July/September 2012. 
“Blast Off! The Most Powerful Rocket Ever.” All About Space Magazine, Issue 1. July 2012. 



Education

York University, Toronto, ON - MA in Science and Technology Studies, 2010

Centennial College, Toronto, ON - post-graduate certificate in Corporate Communications and Public Relations, 2009

University of King's College, Halifax, NS - BAH combined honours in History of Science and Technology and Classics, 2008