Brian Harvey (author)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Brian Harvey (born 1953) is a space writer, author and broadcaster who lives in Ireland, Brian Harvey has long written about China's space program as well as the space programs of India and Japan.[1] He has written articles on spaceflight from the 1970s in such magazines as Orbit, Astronomy and Space, Go Taikonauts! and Spaceflight and for newspapers such as the Sunday Press and the Irish Independent. His articles have been published in Astronomy Now, Space Quarterly, Space Policy, ROOM, the Journal of the British Interplanetary Society, Space Chronicle, Zenit and Quest.

He has broadcast on the BBC World Service, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Voice of America, China Television (Dialogue - ideas matter), BBC Radio 4 and Radio 5 and BBC Northern Ireland. He has contributed to films by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (Mir), Danish television (closed ecological systems) and Australian television (the H-II Japanese rocket), subsequently shown on the Discovery channel. He has been interviewed for The Observer, Christian Science Monitor, The Guardian, Наша Газета (Nasha Gazeta), Ça m’intéresse (, Weekendavisen Scientific American, Forbes, Avaunt, La Presse (Canada), Quartz, Time out Shanghai, Open Skies and The Hindu.

He is a Fellow of the British Interplanetary Society (FBIS) and co-chaired its annual Sino-Russian forum for a number of years. The President of Ireland appointed him to the Board of the School of Cosmic Physics of the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies. Brian Harvey contributed to the review of space policy by the British government that led to the establishment of the UK Space Agency (UKSA). Marking the 50th anniversary of human spaceflight, he opened the UK Yuri Gagarin exhibition, organized by the Princess Dashkova Centre of the University of Edinburgh.

He holds a primary degree in History and Political Science from Dublin University (Trinity College) and a MA in economic and social history from University College Dublin. These are his books and texts, some of which have been translated into Chinese, Russian, Korean and German.


Book chapters[edit]


  1. ^ Day, Dwayne A (28 September 2020). "Review: China in Space". The Space Review. Retrieved 14 April 2022.

Additional sources[edit]