Bill Jelen hails from Merritt Island, Florida. He is the author of 49 books. He is a writer and photographer covering space activity at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station and Kennedy Space Center.
Selected for the SpaceX CRS-3 NASA Social in 2014, Jelen joined 37 other active social media users granted up-close access to the April 18 launch of the Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon cargo capsule. His coverage of that mission caught the eye of SpaceFlight Insider’s senior editor and he was invited to join that organization as a writer / videographer.
Outside of We Report Space, Jelen operates MrExcel.com. He is a 10-time recipient of the Excel MVP Award from Microsoft.
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- Firefly Aerospace Launches Partnership to Build & Launch Rockets on the Space Coast
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- The Security Aspect of the OSIRIS-REx Mission