Space expert lined up for Spalding Business Club

Clive Simpson, managing editor of ROOM - The Space Journal, is the guest speaker at December's Spalding Business Club meeting.
Clive Simpson, managing editor of ROOM - The Space Journal, is the guest speaker at December's Spalding Business Club meeting.
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An ex-Spalding Guardian reporter who has become an expert on space is the special guest of Spalding Business Club next month.

Clive Simpson, now managing editor of ROOM - The Space Journal, will be sharing his experiences of the space and aerospace industries at Bookmark Spalding on Thursday, December 1, at 7am.

In an extract from his own website, Clive said: “I was deputy editor of Spaceflight magazine and later worked as an editor for the European Space Agency in France and the Netherlands, producing more than 20 astronaut mission newspapers.

“I was appointed Editor of Spaceflight in 2001, managing the magazine’s content, production and an international team of contributors at the same time as running my own award-winning media agency in Hampshire.

“After a decade in the editor’s chair of Spaceflight, I reported on the final flights of the US Space Shuttle from Florida before returning to work as a freelance journalist, writer and editor.

“I write regular news and features for the BBC Science website and many other business and trade publications, as well as providing conference news coverage for the Paris-based International Astronautical Federation (IAF).

“My blog, The Lighthouse Keeper, was started to provide a behind-the-scenes glimpse of life at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center Press Site during the final flights of the Space Shuttle, but has now expanded to cover news and comment on a range of topical interests.

For more details, call Ken Maggs of Spalding Business Club on 01775 711333.