A space exploration advocate since his first space lecture at age 14 in 1968. Jim McDade is a technology and science commentator and lecturer with numerous articles published in newspapers, blogs, and other media. Jim is currently the house "space expert for Alabama's "THE SOURCE" radio group, and a frequent columnist for the Birmingham News, Alabama's largest newspaper. Founder of SpaceADG and former University of Alabama Birmingham Technology Director, where he was graduated after studies in MIS, engineering, and computer science. Jim is currently working on a space exploration primer for grade school students and teachers while the Space Shuttle program is essentially on hold.