All posts by Curtiss Thompson

As an undergraduate student in political science and journalism, Curtiss is interested in leveraging new media as a vehicle to influence public policy. Due to his clout on sites such as Digg and reddit, he landed a position at AOL’s social news site Netscape.com. Subsequently, he was interviewed by the Wall Street Journal for their feature story, The Wizards of Buzz, recognized as one of the 20 most influential people in social media. In 2011, he was a major proponent of the SETI Stars initiative to bring the Allen Telescope Array out of hibernation. Contributing to the grassroots social media campaign #DecideToListen, he helped raise $200,000 to fund the SETI project. Recognizing the transformative power of scientific endeavours on society, Curtiss is firmly committed to seeing NASA funded to a level commensurate with the tremendous economic, technological and inspirational value it confers.
SpaceX's Falcon 9 first stage just before touching down on the autonomous spaceport drone ship following the delivery of the Dragon spacecraft into orbit as part of the company's sixth cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station. The rocket tipped over upon landing. Image Credit: SpaceX

Watch How Close SpaceX Came To Landing A Rocket

Incredible video shows how close SpaceX came to achieving a historic rocket landing on Tuesday. SpaceX came one step closer toward landing and recovering a rocket on Tuesday following the delivery of its Dragon spacecraft into orbit carrying cargo to the International Space Station. The company’s Falcon 9 first stage rocket successfully came in for […]