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- Contributing Editor to many major engineering and science
magazines such as “SPECTRUM” and “POPULAR
- SPACE CONSULTANT and on-air commentator to NBC NEWS,
Discovery Canada, and the BBC, and many cable channel
- Authoring one of many books in Space series for McGraw-Hill
- In May 2000, received 2 awards from the American Society
of Business Publications Editors (www.asbpe.org) for “Spectrum”
article on loss of NASA’s Mars Climate Orbiter in
September 1999: 1st place (gold) Eastern Division News
Award ; 2nd Place National News Award.
- Twice won first place away in Goddard National Space
- Many others
*Co-wrote, co-produced and hosted his own TV science series
-- "Beyond the X Files" (FOX) and "The Universe
and You" (New World Communications) 1995-6.
*Official Space Consultant to networks (see above) . Prior
to exclusive contract with ABC in 1997-1999 and NBC since
2003, appeared hundreds of time on all major television
and radio networks as an expert on the Russian and American
space programs, aerospace disasters, and social context
*Starred in several PBS NOVA programs and other documentaries,
including the star of the 3 part NOVA series “The
Russian Right Stuff” based on my book.
ELECTRONIC MEDIA JOURNALISM
* Contributor to many Internet sites including ABC.COM,
MSNBC.com, United Press International, OMNI, and GALAXY_ONLINE,
and developer of dynamic Web presentations of technical
WIRE SERVICE JOURNALISM
· United Press International 1999-2000. Contributed
breaking news and analysis on space and defense areas, on
a freelance basis.
PRINT MEDIA JOURNALISM
*Written 10 layman-audience books on all aspects of space
flight including futuristic "terraforming" of
other planets (NEW EARTHS), the "human" side of
the spaceflight experience (PIONEERING SPACE), Mars exploration
(MISSION TO MARS), secret Russian disasters (UNCOVERING
SOVIET DISASTERS), the search for extraterrestrials (UFO'S
and OUTER SPACE MYSTERIES), and the classic RED STAR IN
ORBIT, the authoritative book on the Russian space program.
Also wrote a dozen technical books for NASA including HISTORY
OF ORBITAL RENDEZVOUS, RENDEZVOUS FLIGHT PROCEDURES HANDBOOK,
and GUIDANCE OFFICER CONSOLE HANDBOOK.
*His latest book, SPACE POWER THEORY (April 1999) -- commissioned
by U.S. Space Command -- ties together U.S. national security
and space technology.
· Contributor to WORLD BOOK encyclopedia, ENCYCLOPEDIA
BRITANNICA, ACADEMIC AMERICAN ENCYCLOPEDIA, and GROLIER’S
MAGAZINES and NEWSPAPERS
* Over 1000 magazine and newspaper articles in Wall Street
Journal, USA Today, Scientific American, OMNI, Popular Science,
Popular Mechanics, Astronomy, New Scientist (UK), Air Force
Magazine, Star and Sky, American Legion Magazine, Spaceflight
(UK), NEWTON (Japan), and many others.
OTHER (consultancies, aerospace engineering work for NASA
and Air Force)
*Special consultant to U.S. Congress, several museums,
planetariums, and universities, Sotheby's, science and medical
conferences, and many aerospace corporations.
* 22-years as an aerospace engineer at NASA in Houston,
in 3 different positions : computers, propulsion, and rendezvous.
Worked in the “Trench” (front row) of the Mission
Control Center for many missions.
*For his pioneering work on developing and documenting (in
six books) these space shuttle rendezvous techniques, he
was named by the NASA-Area "Association of Technical
Societies" as their 1984 "Technical Person of
the Year" (first year the award was given). In 1997
he received the "Sustained Superior Performance"
award for leading the design team of the complex first Space
Station assembly rendezvous (conducted successfully in December
*Prior to working at NASA, Oberg was an Air Force officer
developing and utilizing computer codes for modeling laser
and nuclear weapons, then researched computer security and
early Internet applications.
*World authority on the Russian and American space programs,
and general aerospace technology, applications, and history,
and expert in researching controversial and baffling mysteries
· B. A. in Mathematics from Ohio Wesleyan University
· M.S. in Applied Mathematics from Northwestern University;
· M.S. in Computer Science from University of New
· Ph.D. work in Mathematics at Northwestern until
called to active duty by the Air Force in 1970.