Joseph Shoer is a spacecraft engineer and artist based in Cambridge, Massachussetts. For information about his hand-drawn fantastical maps, including commissions, please visit the artwork page.
He holds a bachelor's degree in physics with honors from Williams College and a Ph.D. in aerospace engineering with coursework in planetary science from Cornell University. He has contributed to science and technology research including solar physics, optical fiber pulse lasers, interactions between superconductors and magnetic fields, and multibody spacecraft dynamics, as well as the lunar rover in NASA's Constellation program. He received a Williams College award for his physics research and teaching, a graduate fellowship from NASA, "best in session" recognition for an engineering conference presentation, and several awards and achievements from the Civil Air Patrol. Joseph's blog has been featured by Gizmodo, io9, Wired, and the AIAA News; and his research has been featured on the National Geographic Channel.
Joseph's hobbies and interests include following and speculating about space exploration, playing board games, reading and writing science fiction, and hiking in state and national parks.
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