1. Favorite moon: Probably Enceladus or Europa.
2. Favorite exoplanet: Kepler 16b, if only for its neat orbital characteristics
3. Favorite star: Betelgeuse, because it’s in my favorite constellation and it might have already exploded!
4. What planetary mission would you like to see happen next (manned or unmanned)?: Europa Clipper without a doubt.
5. How did you get into the space fandom in the first place?: I never wasn’t in the space fandom!
6. Ever seen a rocket/shuttle launch in person?:Sadly, no.
7. Ever been up at ungodly hours to watch a launch, landing, or other space-related thing?: Oh yes. I was up until 4 in the morning for the Curiosity landing, and I’m told that I attempted to stay up super late for the Opportunity landing. I was 5 at the time, though…
8. Ever met anyone famous in the fandom (astronauts, scientists, etc.)?:
Astronauts: Hoot Gibson, Gregory Chamitoff
Scientists: Look at the videos of the curiosity landing. Do you see all the scientists in the control room celebrating? I’ve met every single one.
Other: Phil Plait, Anatoly Zak
9. If you could spend a day with someone famous in the fandom (alive or dead), who would you choose?
Probably Neil Armstrong or Buzz Aldrin. They both seem like pretty chill dudes. Alternatively, Hoot Gibson. I only met him for an hour or two, so it’d be pretty cool to hear all his stories.