Space Settlement Designer and Author
I was born in Chicago and grew up in Southern California (Seal Beach) right on the beach with a few years in Germany here and there. My first career was music, playing guitar, bass, and saxophone in rock, jazz, country-rock, and funk bands and attending Berkelee College of Music in Boston. I returned to college at the University of California at Santa Cruz to get my bachelors in information science in 1979. While at UCSC I became very excited about space colonization after reading an issue of Coevolutionary Quarterly and went to work at NASA Ames Research Center after graduation. I still play guitar and sing in local groups.
Latest Planetary Radio Appearances
He led NASA for eight years, but not till he had flown on four Space Shuttle missions and enjoyed a long military career. Charlie Bolden talks with Mat about his time at the space agency and where we’re headed on the final frontier.