I discovered my passion for space history in COMM 114, the required Freshman Communications class. In 2002, I attended a Lunch-and-Learn on Space History, which rekindled my interest in the subject. I always learn something a little new, and the engaging speaker reminded me that there was more to unpack from that era.
Soon after the Lunch-and-Learn, I became aware of a course being offered at the nearby University of Houston - Clear Lake (UHCL), titled "International Space Politics and Technology." The course was part of the Space & Exploration Studies concentration for UHCL's M.A. in Humanities.