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Kristen Bobst

Kirsten Bobst

Kristen Bobst is a freelance writer based in Los Angeles.  She’s a graduate of the University of Southern California’s Writing for Screen and Television MFA program. She also has a M.Phil. in Anglo-Irish Literature from Trinity College Dublin and a B.A. in English from the University of Florida.

Kristen is the creator and author of young adult graphic novel series Style Engineers Worldwide.  She also interviews amazing #WomenInSTEM and SciArt luminaries for  for the SEW blog.

Her radio play, "The Unclaimed," was produced and recently released by Earbud Theater.

In addition,  Kristen writes about space exploration for a number of outlets. She also works on product launch videos for new gadgets and has been known to interview cats who sail.

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The spiral galaxy M100  observed with Hubble's Wide Field Camera 3 | NASA, ESA and Judy Schmidt
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Expanding Knowledge, Expanding Universe: How Mount Wilson Observatory and Hubble Changed Our View of the Universe

The Milky Way, is just one of trillions of galaxies in the universe. Thanks to the Mount Wilson Observatory, Edwin Hubble, and calculations provided by Henrietta Swan Leavitt, we are aware of just how vast space is around us.
Ticketed guests at JPL's Ticket to Explore event in May 2019 take a look at robots under contruction. | Flickr/NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory/Creative Commons (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
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Blue Sky Metropolis

The Next Best Thing to Visiting Mars, No Spacesuit (or Money) Required

It's hard not to be fascinated JPL's mind-blowing scientific accomplishments. The good news is that you can get a look behind the scenes.
 Astronaut Thomas Stafford looks at a banner with Snoopy's image. | NASA
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Astronaut Snoopy's 50-Plus Year History with NASA

Unknown to many, Snoopy has been working with NASA since the late 1950s, even before man first stepped on the moon. Space, as it turns out, is the final frontier — even for beagles.
The moon | NASA
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Lunar Mysteries: Four Things We Still Don't Know About the Moon

Even though it's long been studied, visited by twelve astronauts and several robots, the moon remains a source of mystery. 
Orbit Pavilion | NASA JPL-Caltech
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Ten Places to Explore Space Around SoCal

Southern California is a wonderland for the outer space enthusiast. Space exploration's influence on SoCal can be found all over  — sometimes in unexpected places. 
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