Stephen J. Garber is a policy analyst in the NASA History Division. He received a B.A. in Politics from Brandeis University, a master's degree from the University of Pittsburgh's Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, a master’s degree in Science and Technology Studies from Virginia Tech, and has successfully completed graduate coursework in National Security Space from the George Washington University.
Focusing on national security space, he has also done a detail in the Pentagon’s Space Policy office. His chapter on orbital debris was published in the 2016 Space Security Index and another essay on debris is forthcoming as a journal article. He has several relevant security clearances and also works on declassification of historical documents.
He has written on such aerospace history topics as NASA’s organizational culture, project management, the design of the Space Shuttle, and the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) program. A policy history of President George W. Bush’s 2004 Vision for Space Exploration, written with a co-author, is forthcoming as a NASA History book in 2017. He also has been published on intelligence history.