2017 Cat SelfieAmyBeth Fredricksen, a senior studying history at UCCS, is the owner and moderator of EMOH.  A non-traditional student, she is returning to school fifteen years after finishing one associates degree in Liberal Arts and a second in Architecture and Building Engineering Technology. She has been a teacher of Scottish Highland Dancing, an adjunct instructor of spreadsheets and databases, and she publishes speculative fiction and romance under the pseudonym AmyBeth Inverness.

AmyBeth lives in Colorado Springs with one helpful hubby, two hyper girls, a fluffy golden retriever and an indifferent cat.

AmyBeth can be reached at AFredri2@UCCS.edu

Alphabetical Listing of Contributors:

Emily with astronaut Al Bean

Emily Carney grew up not too far from Florida’s Space Coast. One of her most vivid early space memories involved watching Columbia (STS-2) launch in late 1981. She could clearly see the moment of booster separation, followed by the firing of the space shuttle’s main engines. From that moment, she was forever hooked on spaceflight. The first astronaut she met was Apollo 15’s Jim Irwin in the late 1980s.

Following six years in the United States Navy as a nuclear-qualified mechanical engineer (a “nuclear plumber”), she returned to Florida with her husband, Steve, and resumed her love of space (and met the rest of the Apollo 15 crew). A proofreader and writer by trade, her blog This Space Available (http://this-space-available.blogspot.com/) has often tackled the less serious side of spaceflight. She started This Space Available in late 2010. She has also written for many websites including AmericaSpace, Ars Technica, and Popshifter, and also wrote for the United States’ only trilingual newspaper, Tampa’s La Gaceta.

In early 2011, she created a Facebook group called Space Hipsters, which then numbered only four members. The name and zaniness of the group caught on, and now Space Hipsters is a diverse group boasting more than 9,000 members from around the globe.

Emily contributed a post on Skylab.

Lois Huneycutt is a professor of medieval history at the University of Missouri; an active member of the United Methodist Church, and a fanatic about the past, present, and future of space exploration.

Louis contributed a post on The Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.

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amyhainesAmy Haines is a professor of History and Theatre at UCCS.  In addition, she is a writer, blogmeister, costume designer, and freelance indexer for historical publishing.  She is a wife, and mother to two grown sons, and enjoys crafting, upcycling, and reading.  She is often found working away on one project or another in her office/studio, and usually forgets to eat lunch. You can see her history blog at www.amyreneehaines.com. 

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Jessica Johnson is a Junior at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. She is an aspiring history and special education teacher and enjoys every day she gets to teach and learn about something new. Jessica graduated with an Associates of Arts a month before graduating high school in 2017 and hopes to have her Bachelors of Education before she turns 20. She has a passion for pop culture and spends any time not studying watching a variety of television and internet shows.

Jessica contributed a post on Doctor Who.

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Bob Morris is the sports editor for the Kingman Leader-Courier and a contributor to Mile High Huddle. He has written for small town newspapers for nearly 25 years. Morris is also a novel writer, focusing on young adult, science fiction and superheroes, and you may learn more about his fiction work at relaxingwithsixpack.blogspot.com.

Bob contributed a post on Jackie Robinson.

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Ron Sparkman is the founder of Stardom (StardomSpace.com), co-creator of I Love Mars, co-host of The Mars Society’s Red Planet Radio, & Senior Media Executive for Beyond Our Sight. He is a passionate science communicator and All-Ages STEM advocate that has spoken speaking at events with the Space Foundation,The Mars Society Convention & the Humans To Mars Summit.

Ron contributed a post on SpaceX Dragon.

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