Dwayne Day is a senior program officer at the National Research Council’s Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board (part of the National Academies, which includes the National Academy of Sciences). He is currently directing several studies for NASA and the U.S. Air Force, including a study of the role and size of the activities conducted by NASA’s astronaut office, a study of NASA’s aeronautics flight test research program, and the Space Studies Board’s recently concluded planetary science decadal survey. He has previously served as an investigator for the Columbia Accident Investigation Board, was the first historian for the Congressional Budget Office, and held both Guggenheim and Verville Fellowships at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. He frequently writes about space history and policy and has authored a history of the Air Force Chief Scientist's Office and served as primary or secondary editor of several books, including Eye in the Sky, a history of the early American satellite reconnaissance program known as Corona. His articles have been published in The San Francisco Chronicle, The Washington Post, Space News, Forbes.com, Air & Space, Spaceflight, Novosti Kosmonavtiki, and Raumfahrt Concret, and he is a frequent contributor to The Space Review. He holds a Ph.D. in political science from The George Washington University. He also thinks dogs are really cool.