Miles O’Brien is a veteran award-winning journalist who focuses on science technology and aerospace. He is the science correspondent for the PBS NewsHour, a producer and director for the PBS science documentary series NOVA, and a correspondent for the PBS documentary series Frontline and the National Science Foundation Science Nation series. For nearly seventeen of his thirty-two years in the news business he worked for CNN as the science, environment, and space and aerospace correspondent and the anchor of various programs including American Morning. While at CNN he secured a deal with NASA to become the first journalist to fly on the space shuttle. The project ended with the loss of Columbia and her crew in 2003 – a story he told to the world in a critically-acclaimed sixteen-hour marathon of live coverage. O’Brien is a member of the NASA Advisory Council.