Opens Bureaus in Cape Canaveral and Washington, D.C

Posted on July 7, 1999 Chairman & CEO Lou Dobbs has announced the opening of news bureaus in Cape Canaveral and Washington, D.C. Irene Brown, former aerospace correspondent for UPI is's Cape Canaveral bureau chief and Frank Sietzen, Jr., former editor-in-chief of Ad Astra magazine, is heading up the website's Washington, D.C. bureau. is a website devoted to news, information, education and entertainment focused entirely on space and space-related content.

For the past seven years, Brown reported on space and astronomy news for UPI. She has written for Air & Space, Astronomy Now and Space World and has worked as an expedition journalist for Discovery Channel Online. She is the author of New Millennium NASA: International Space Station and 21st Century Space Exploration. Brown holds a B.S. in journalism from Northwestern University.

Sietzen has covered commercial space activities and human space flight programs as a writer, analyst, correspondent and editor for Space Business News, Military Space, Popular Mechanics, Space World, and UPI. He is the author of five books, including World Guide to Commercial Launch and Apollo 11: America on the Moon.

"Irene and Frank bring a depth of experience, creative talent and drive that will help create the definitive space destination site," said Dobbs. "With this addition, we're well on our way to a great July 20th launch for"

Charles Barthold has been leading editorial efforts for as VP/Executive Producer since the company's start. For the past six years, Barthold served as editor-in-chief of Times Mirror Magazine's Yachting, where he was in charge of the editorial, creative and strategic direction of the magazine. Victor Dorff, a former producer with ABC's Good Morning America, has joined as producer. While at ABC News, Dorff conceived and produced the first regularly scheduled simulcast of a network news program on the Internet. He also served as executive producer for CNBC Online.

Michele Rosen and Greg Clark have both joined the news team as writers. Previously, Rosen wrote and edited daily news stories for and was also the associate online editor for Ziff-Davis' Windows Sources Magazine. Rosen has an M.A. in journalism from New York University and a B.A. from Indiana University. Clark comes to from the Arizona Daily Star where he reported on science and technology issues as a NASA Space Grant Fellow. A graduate of the University of Arizona, Clark received a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University.