Mad Science Innovation covers science fiction coming true—the people, projects, and organizations making it happen, as well as how they are getting it done.
Your host, Michael Belfiore, is an author and journalist reporting on the innovations shaping our world. He has written about game-changing technologies for the New York Times, Popular Science, Popular Mechanics, Smithsonian, Air & Space, Financial Times, Foreign Policy, and many other outlets. He is an International Aerospace Journalist of the Year Award finalist and a recipient of the Space Frontier Foundation's NewSpace Award for outstanding journalism.
In addition to his reporting in print, Michael has appeared as a commentator on the Fox Business Network, Bloomberg Radio and TV, CNN, CTV's Canada AM, NPR's Marketplace and Morning Edition, Showtime's Penn & Teller: BS!, and C-SPAN.
Michael's Rocketeers: How a Visionary Band of Business Leaders, Engineers, and Pilots Is Boldly Privatizing Space is the first book to chronicle the birth of the commercial space age and show how innovative companies are radically changing how we reach space and creating potentially vast new markets in the process.
His book The Department of Mad Scientists: How DARPA Is Remaking Our World, from the Internet to Artificial Limbs is the first book to go behind the scenes at the Pentagon agency that gave us the Internet, the first satellite positioning system, and many other game-changing innovations.
Virgin Galactic released a statement this morning vowing to complete the second spaceship that is already more than half finished, continue the test flight program, and move past the tragedy of … [Read More...]