- Perfect Paperback: 208 pages
- Publisher: Stargazer Pub Co (January 31, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1933277084
- ISBN-13: 978-1933277080
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.5 x 8.2 inches
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About the Author
Joan Horvath founded management consultancy Takeoff Technologies in 2000. Takeoff assists companies with locating and using technology, and in particular helps entertainment and media companies understand science.
Before starting Takeoff, she had a 16-year career as a "rocket scientist" at the California Institute of Technology's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a NASA center for the exploration of the solar system. At JPL she played key roles on various spacecraft, particularly the Magellan spacecraft to Venus and the TOPEX/Poseidon earth orbiting spacecraft that measured the El Nino phenomenon accurately for the first time.
She teaches in the Graduate Industrial Design program at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, and has taught graduate and undergraduate classes for the University of Phoenix. She is the author of technical papers and nonfiction popular articles. She is a coauthor of the 2006 coffeetable book Saturn: A New View from Harry Abrams Publishers.
Ms. Horvath has a BS in Aeronautics and Astronautics from MIT, and an MS in Mechanical, Aerospace, and Nuclear Engineering from UCLA. She lives in Pasadena, California, with her astronomer husband, and tries to find time to hike, bicycle and figure skate.