Douglas Mallette

Douglas became interested in space the moment he saw Star Wars when he was 8 years old. Currently 33 years old, his passion for space remains as strong as ever. He graduated high school in 1994 and immediately joined the Navy, following his father's foot steps. He left the Navy in 1998, and several years later, in 2003, he returned to school to refocus his career ambitions to space exploration and development. Douglas received his degree in Engineering Technology (Space Systems) in December of 2007. Immediately after graduation he moved to Houston, TX. to start his career. Currently Douglas is a Systems Engineer working with the Shuttle Payload Manifest. Douglas also manages a Blog ( where he discusses current news and stories as they pertain to space, science and technology."I am coming from the point of view of a man who desperately wants to see human expansion into space on a more permanent basis. I want my daughter to grow up in a country where going to space is not reserved for a select few, but an opportunity for many to undertake."

Broadcast 1255 (Special Edition)

Guest: Douglas Mallette. Topics: space exploration for humanity, space vision, talking to the non-space community. Douglas Mallette was our guest for this show to talk about his new book, "Turning Point: How Space Exploration and Development Will Determine the Rise or Fall of Humanity." This book is available on the One Giant Leap Foundation Amazon partners book page, Remember, if you buy this book through the OGLF link, Amazon donates to The Space Show/OGLF.

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