The purpose of this blog is to provide accessible, data-driven analysis about United States politics, space exploration, and travel. While politics and space might at first seem to be an odd marriage, I find it natural to discuss them together. Our progress as a nation (and as a species) in the 21st century will hinge largely on breakthroughs related to space exploration, and our progress in space exploration will hinge largely on the political choices we make. My approach to everything here is to look at the big picture and communicate with facts. Yes, different opinions and debates are welcome.

In 2013, I graduated from North Carolina State University with a Bachelor of Arts in English. My passion for planetary science dates all the way back to my childhood and was reinforced by the Cassini and New Horizons missions. I became interested in politics during the 2008 presidential election, the first in which I was old enough to vote. Having the right to vote — the right to help shape the course of history — is an awesome power that should never be taken for granted. I decided to research the candidates and policy in general, and have not stopped since.

Another hobby of mine is tracking (and sometimes chasing) hurricanes. Although not this blog’s main topic of discussion, I will post any personal hurricane chase videos here. I also enjoy music, traveling, spending time with my amazing girlfriend, and learning about the history of the world.