Stephanie Osborn is a former payload flight controller, a veteran of over
twenty years of working in the civilian space program, as well as various
military space defense programs.
Stephanie holds graduate and undergraduate degrees in four sciences:
Astronomy, Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics, and she is "fluent" in
several more, including Geology and Anatomy. She obtained her various
degrees from Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, TN and
Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN.
She has worked on numerous Space Shuttle flights and the International Space
Station, and counts the training of astronauts on her resume. Of those
astronauts she trained, one was Kalpana Chawla, or "K.C.," a member
of the crew lost in the Columbia disaster.
Stephanie is currently retired from space work. She now happily “passes it forward, ” teaching math and science via numerous media including radio, podcasting, and public speaking, as well as working with SIGMA, the science fiction think tank, while writing science fiction mysteries based on her knowledge, experience, and travels.
Her current film project is Burnout, a science fiction mystery about a Space Shuttle disaster that turns out to be no accident. As the true scope of the disaster is gradually uncovered by the principal investigators, "Crash" Murphy and Dr. Mike Anders, they find themselves running for their lives, as lovers, friends and coworkers involved in the investigation perish around them. What happened to the Shuttle? Who is responsible and why? Why is the government calling it an accident? Why is someone willing to kill to keep it a secret? And how big is the conspiracy? An exciting action techno-thriller, Burnout will leave you on the edge of your seat, not wanting to put it down.
Her current release is Extraction Point! with NYT best-selling author Travis S. Taylor. What if you faced an adversary who could be anywhere, any-when, at once? What if he were kidnapping scientists, stealing gold, and snatching all of the makings for... many... MANY... neutron bombs? What if his science was far beyond anything the most brilliant minds of your world can imagine? How would you stop him? COULD you stop him?