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JAMES OBERG


Rt. 2 Box 350


Dickinson, TX 77539


281 534 4900 or 337 2838


JOURNALIS
M


CURRENT POSITION :





Contributing Editor to many major engineering and science magazines such as
“SPECTRUM” and “POPULAR SCIENCE”;




SPACE CONSULTANT and on
-
air commentator to ABC NEWS, Discovery
Canada, and the BBC; may be moving soon to becoming SPACE

CONSULTANT to all NBC outlets including NBC Nightly News, Dateline,
Discovery channel Science and Technology Week, MSNBC, CNBC.




Authoring one of many books in Space series for McGraw
-
Hill publications.


HONORS



In May 2000, received 2 awards from the Amer
ican Society of Business
Publications Editors (
www.asbpe.org
) for “Spectrum” article on loss of NASA’s
Mars Climate Orbiter in September 1999: 1
st

place (gold) Eastern Division News
Award ; 2
nd

Place National News Award.



Twice won first place away in Goddard National Space Award



Many others



BROADCAST JOURNALISM


*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.


*Offic
ial Space Consultant to networks (see above) . Prior to exclusive contract with
ABC in 1997, 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 conte
xt of space.


*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, MSN
BC.com, United
Press International, OMNI, and GALAXY_ONLINE, and developer of dynamic
Web presentations of technical topics.



__________________________________________________________________

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


BOOKS


*Written 10 layman
-
audience books on all aspects of space fligh
t 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 extraterrest
rials (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.


ENCYCLOPEDIAS




Contributor to WORLD BOOK encyclopedia, ENCYCLOPEDIA
BRITANNICA, ACADEMIC AMERICAN ENCYCLOPEDIA, and
GROLIER’S ENCYCLOPEDIA.


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 199
8).


*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 of aerospace.

EDUCATION



B. A. in Mathematics from Ohio Wesleyan University (1966);



M.S. in Applied Mathematics from
Northwestern University;




M.S. in Computer Science from University of New Mexico;




Ph.D. work in Mathematics at Northwestern until called to active duty by the
Air Force in 1970.