Brian Harvey (author)

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Brian Harvey (born 1953) is a space writer, author and broadcaster who lives in Dublin, Ireland. 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, the Journal of the British Interplanetary Society, 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) and The Hindu.

He is a Fellow of the British Interplanetary Society (FBIS) and has co-chaired its annual Sino-Russian forum for a number of years.

Harvey contributed to the review of space policy by the Department of Business and Skills[where?] that led to the establishment of the UK Space Agency (UKSA). In 2011, marking the 50th anniversary of manned spaceflight, he opened the UK Yuri Gagarin exhibition in Edinburgh, 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. He has written several books.


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