Hank is a retired Air Force officer and IBM Executive Project Manager. He is a former Mission Director for low altitude intelligence satellite operations, and Department of Defense related Space Shuttle missions. Hence, his interests since retirement have been directed towards the heavens, to astronomy, cosmology, and space exploration. He chaired the Sun City Astronomy group for ten years, has been an instructor for Senior University since 2004, lecturing on astronomy and other space-related topics. He is currently a member of the International Mars Society and the Space Development Steering Committee, both advocacy groups for putting humans on Mars. He has published four books: “Martian Year 500: The Second Beginning, “Mars II: A Tale of Two Planets”, “The Doomsday Plant – Global Warming and the Next Ice Age; and the fourth, just published in December, “Flatline – One Man’s Search for the Life-after”. Hank has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M and an MBA from the University of Dayton.