Staff

Editorial

Ben Iannotta

Ben Iannotta

Editor-in-Chief

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beni@aiaa.org

Ben became editor-in-chief of Aerospace America in 2013, after two decades as a contributor. He was editor of C4ISR Journal, a military intelligence magazine, and has written for Air & Space Smithsonian, Popular Mechanics and Space News.

Cat Hofacker

Cat Hofacker

Associate Editor

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catherineh@aiaa.org

Cat became associate editor in 2021 after two years as staff reporter, where she covered news for our website. She previously covered the 2018 congressional midterm elections for USA Today.

Christine Williams

Christine Williams

Editor, AIAA Bulletin

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ChristineW@aiaa.org

Christine is in charge of the magazine’s AIAA Bulletin section, a compendium of news and information about AIAA’s many initiatives and the important work of its 30,000 members in the United States and abroad. Christine became AIAA Bulletin editor in 2000.

Contributors

Keith Button

Keith Button

Contributor

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buttonkeith@gmail.com

Keith has written for C4ISR Journal and Hedge Fund Alert, where he broke news of the 2007 Bear Stearns hedge fund blowup that kicked off the global credit crisis.

Adam Hadhazy

Adam Hadhazy

Contributor

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adamhadhazy@gmail.com

Adam writes about astrophysics and technology. His work has appeared in Discover and New Scientist magazines.

Paul Marks

Paul Marks

Contributor

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paulmarks@internet.com

Paul is an award-winning journalist focused on technology, cybersecurity, aviation and spaceflight. A regular contributor to the BBC, New Scientist and The Economist, his current interests include eVTOL aircraft, new space and the history of notable inventors — especially the Wright brothers.

Alyssa Tomlinson

Alyssa Tomlinson

Contributor

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tomlinson@internet.com

Alyssa has covered unoccupied aircraft systems and transportation engineering for higher education publications.

Publishing

Dan Dumbacher

Dan Dumbacher

Publisher

Dan is executive director of AIAA. In three decades at NASA, he managed the DC-XA vertical landing rocket; served as deputy manager of the X-33 program; and was director of engineering at Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama. Dan capped his NASA career as the deputy associate administrator in charge of the Space Launch System, Orion crew capsule and related ground systems. Astronauts presented Dan with their Silver Snoopy Award in 2014 for his contributions to spaceflight safety. He joined AIAA in 2018 from Purdue University in Indiana, where he was a professor of engineering practice.