I just wanted to give a shout out to all of you for your support and continued respect. As I move forward with this film and locking down more screenings, I'll be sharing with you new developments as they happen. If I could, I'd fly all of you out to every single screening, but I'm not - and neither is the film or the team - in a sustainable financial place to do what we actually have the potential to do at this point. However, I need your help. Not with money...but simply with sharing and reblogging anything I put out there about the film! We want Neil deGrasse Tyson and Bill Nye both or individually to speak on panels, via their media outlets, etc. because this film represents and communicates the same ideals they continuously promote. I want to bring this film to everyone and provide exciting speakers and STEAM-oriented educational events along the way! This is still just the beginning. I'd like to also add a personal shout out to our friends at Penny 4 NASA for their support and partnership as well. I love you all and we share the same goal to boost NASA funding and communicate to the public the importance of space exploration. Ad astra*

Shout out to all my loyal followers. I’m behind on so much I’ve wanted to post, original and otherwise. Been so busy with the development of @AstronautMovie, achieving a major milestone this evening.

Without saying too much (because I must keep my mouth closed on this one)…let’s just say it’s reached “new heights”…and the press release is in good hands.

Major love to Director David Ruck and the entire team for all their efforts thus far. Good things to come and more are developing. Can’t wait to share all of this with you. Without the support of my followers/ friends, the entire Tumblr science community and the inspiration provided by Carl Sagan and the handsome young man in the image above (next to the other young man), I may have been a crumbling mess right now.

As Astra per aspera*

Rich (@sagansense)

Cheers to my not-so-distant brother, friend, and cohort of science communication, David J. Ruck. This man rescued me from so much and he continues to compliment my life with support and positive reinforcement.

We’ve brought astronautfilm from ground to low earth orbit. Now we’re positioning ourselves to present it to the masses.

Stellar things in the works, everyone. This is the beginning of the rest of my life.

During times of struggle, reflect on the great challenges faced by all those who earned their place amongst the short list of humans who’ve been off this planet and repeat – Ad Astra Per Aspera, “through hardship to the stars.”


Greetings from Mexico, NY.

Little impromptu vacay with my family from “upstate” before heading back to Philly to reunite with the Astronaut Film’s Communications Coordinator (who happens to be my incredible fiancé as well) for a flight out to Oshkosh, WI where we’ll be screening “I want to be an Astronaut” for an audience of 1,500+, courtesy of ATK Launch Systems, Aerojet RocketDyne, Boeing, and Lockheed Martin @ EAA AirVenture, the world’s largest aviation event.

See you there, NASA & Space Camp family.

#DreamBig #IWTBAA #astronautsBRO


Future space cadets with real space cadets.

Sandra Magnus (Executive Director of the AIAA, Engineer, Former NASA Astronaut via STS-119 Discovery, 134 days in orbit) with Kent “Rommel” Rominger (Former NASA Astronaut/Chief of the Astronaut Office @ JSC/Captain of the US Navy & Current VP Strategy & Business for ATK Launch Systems) hanging with some wannabe astronauts all geared up during the 30th Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, CO at The Broadmoor.

Fun times :)

Hey Space Cadets...

…on Friday, I’m going to publish an exclusive clip of the film “I want to be an Astronaut we’ve been screening privately (in full) for special events (like this one).

The clip I’ll be releasing involves commentary with the Director, David Ruck, regarding the what and why of the film’s main directive. I know you’ll enjoy it :)