Dan Thisdell

Space Transportation Systems Editor

Dan is Space Transportation Editor for the European Space Agency’s web team, based at ESTEC in Noordwijk, the Netherlands. Before joining EJR-Quartz he was news and then features editor at Flight International in London, with responsibility for coverage of management and strategy, research and technology, and spaceflight.

As a journalist he’s also covered the motor, shipping and cycle industries, after doing a first-job stint in Japan to speak and write English for an international art agency. The transport theme is probably a coincidence, though his earthly passion is cycling and he’s just old enough to remember watching the Apollo 11 landing – or to have memories of remembering it – on his family’s black-and-white TV at home in Los Angeles.