"The known is finite, the unknown is infinite; intellectually we stand on an islet in the midst of an illimitable ocean of inexplicability.  Our business in every generation is to reclaim a little more land." 

-- Thomas Huxley.
(Photo at Saturnian System courtesy of NASA.)

Space Exploration and Commerce



Donald F. Robertson




I am a freelance space industry journalist, trade writer, and technical writer based in San Francisco.  The following links will take you to a selection of my work, sorted by general subject.  Enjoy!



In mid-2010, I was honored to cover one of the final Space Shuttle launches for Spaceflight Magazine.  I wrote a very personal piece on what it was like to experience one of humanity's greatest technological achievements.



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This page was last updated in December 2010.

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