DAVID ARIOSTO is a journalist, managing editor, author, and founder of Space Watch Daily, a forum and podcast meant to help unravel the gripping saga of the second great Space Race. He has spent more than two decades covering emerging geopolitical issues, technological trends, and the forces between them, working across more than 50 countries, including China, Russia, Cuba, Afghanistan, and Mexico. Following a two-year stint in Havana, he wrote “This Is Cuba: An American Journalist Under Castro’s Shadow," ranked among The Washington Post's "10 Books to Read―and Gift―in December," USA Today's "New and Noteworthy," and Amazon's Best Nonfiction and History Books of the month. Throughout his career, Ariosto has held senior leadership positions at CNN, National Geographic, NPR, Eurasia Group, Intelligence Squared, and The Cipher Brief. A visiting professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Ariosto is currently writing his second book, which explores the science, technology, and key players behind the next space race. This book also serves as the basis for an upcoming major documentary series .