Alex Howerton has been researching and writing about the commercial space industry for over 16 years. He started publishing "Space Available: The Space Investors’ Report" in 1992, and was its publisher, editor and principal author until 1995, when it was acquired by Countdown Magazine. He has written two books on space development: "Free Space: Real Alternatives for Reaching Outer Space" (Loompanics, 1995), and "Project Avalon" (Space Available Press, 1998). Alex holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Michigan and a Master’s Degree in Comparative Literature from the University of Washington. Currently, Alex serves as the Business Development Manager for Space Training at the NASTAR Center, which is the National Aerospace Training and Research Center, in Southampton, PA, near Philadelphia. Check out the NASTAR site, www.nastarcenter.com.