Bart Leahy is a technical writer working as a NASA contractor in Huntsville, Alabama. He is the Vice President of the local chapter of the National Space Society, the Huntsville Alabama L5 Society (HAL5). He is also Chairman of the 2011 International Space Development Conference. He has been a space advocate for 14 years, where he has supported the National Space Society, Mars Foundation, and MarsDrive. His professional experience has included working for Disney, the Department of Defense, NASA, and ScienceCheerleader.com.