Tim Reyes is a contributing writer to EarthSky. Born and raised in Whittier California, he has enjoyed life in many corners of the U.S. and overseas. After receiving a M.S. in Space Plasma Physics from the University of Alabama, Huntsville, he was involved in NASA robotic mission development over a 20-year period including several NASA Mars missions. Tim contributed to public outreach for NASA presenting to school children the discoveries of NASA space exploration. As a freelance science writer he has been an ongoing contributor to science news outlets including Universe Today and shares his excitement and ideas for presenting developments in science and technology with the public.