Ken Kremer

Dr. Ken Kremer is a research chemist, space/science journalist, photographer, speaker  and founder/managing editor of Space UpClose website reporting up close on all things related to NASA and Space Exploration. Ken is based nearby the Kennedy Space Center in Titusville, FL., active in outreach and interviewed regularly on TV and radio about space topics. Dr. Kremer offers independent analysis about space topics. He lectures about both human spaceflight and robotic spaceflight – specializing in Mars.

Ken has over 30 years experience in Research and Development in the Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences in academia and at Cyanamid, Wyeth and Pfizer.  Products he helped develop are sold in the marketplace to benefit humanity.

Ken received his PhD from the State University of New York in Stony Brook, NY and BA from New York University in New York City. He did Post Doctoral studies at the University of Bonn in Germany.

Dr. Kremer holds 17 US Patents, has over 3 dozen scientific publications, written over 1000 space articles and has 14 published APODs – Astronomy Pictures of the Day.

Ken also has a 2 decade career in space journalism and outreach.

Ken was recently awarded NASA’s rarely given Curiosity medallion by NASA’s Chief Scientist for his science outreach efforts and Mars panoramas.

He appears as a space expert commentator on BBC TV and Radio News, Fox News, NBC, ABC, CBS, Spectrum, ARD, i24 and other major news outlets. He has presented hundreds of space lectures at astronomy clubs and forums, schools, educational and religious institutions, companies and conventions.

Ken has created hundreds of custom Mars rover mosaics to show what the Red Planet looks like from a human perspective. His Mars rover, rocket and spacecraft imagery have been widely published in many news outlets and science journals. He serves as a NASA Solar System Ambassador.

He has witnessed over 100 rocket launches as well as reported and photographed numerous rockets and spacecraft from NASA and America’s top rocket manufacturing companies including SpaceX, ULA, Boeing and Northrop Grumman.

Ken has reported from inside the flight decks and cargo bays of all 3 NASA space shuttle orbiters, been up close in the clean room with NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover, Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, TESS Exoplanet hunter, OSIRIS REX asteroid sampler and many more.

His goal is to educate and excite the public about science and space exploration via journalism, media appearances, lectures and outreach.

Ken’s photos are for sale and he is available for lectures and outreach events. Contact Ken to schedule

Please contact Ken for speaker requests, dinner talks, photos for sale, and further information.