Joseph Shoer is a spacecraft engineer and artist based in Denver, Colorado. 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. He received a Williams College award for his physics research and teaching, a graduate fellowship from NASA, several awards and achievements from the Civil Air Patrol, a patent for a spacecraft attitude control algorithm, and an early career Stellar Award from the RNASA Foundation. 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 is currently a guidance and control engineer and spacecraft architect for deep space exploration spacecraft at a major NASA contractor. He has worked on three NASA science missions as well as several commercial and government spacecraft, covering all phases of the spacecraft life cycle from proposal to mission operations.
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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