Senior Staff Writer, SpaceNews
Jeff Foust is a senior staff writer for SpaceNews, joining the publication in September 2014. He covers civil and commercial space topics for the publication and is also be involved in developing new approaches for reporting about the space industry. He has more than a decade of experience writing about space policy, commercial space, and related topics. In 2001, he established Spacetoday.net, a website that aggregated links to and provided summaries of space news. In 2003, he started The Space Review, a weekly publication of longform articles and commentary on a wide range of space topics. Both sites continue to operate to this day. Prior to joining SpaceNews, he worked as a senior analyst for the Futron Corporation, an aerospace consulting company, for more than a decade. He earned a Ph.D. in planetary sciences from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1999 and a B.S. with honors in geophysics and planetary science from the California Institute of Technology in 1993.