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About collectSPACE

collectSPACE is the leading daily news publication, online community and resource site for space history enthusiasts and professionals. The site's readership includes museum curators and conservators, educators, authors, and private collectors.

collectSPACE news articles are reprinted on Yahoo News,, NBC News, Fox News, CBS News, Mashable and in the pages of the industry newspaper Space News, among other media partners.

collectSPACE has also been cited in the press, including features in The New York Times, Forbes, USA Today, The Washington Post, Houston Chronicle, FOX News, MSNBC and CNN. The site's editor has also appeared on:

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  • Mysteries at the Museum (Travel Channel)

  • Brad Meltzer's Lost History (H2)

  • Ancient Aliens (History Channel)

  • NASA's Unexplained Files (Science Channel)

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What people are saying about collectSPACE have become a staple at NASA launches, and we applaud how widely you disseminate information about the wonders of exploration.

— Lori Garver, NASA Deputy Administrator
(remarks in Huntsville, AL, August 2010)

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— Air & Space Magazine, citing Allan Janus, an archivist at the National Air and Space Museum

The world's leading authority on space-related artifacts...

— Houston Chronicle

...a kind of Craigslist for the space set.

— American Public Media's Marketplace's Robert Pearlman is quite possibly the world's most elite space craphound. His site is devoted to space history memorabilia, and is full of great posts...

— Xeni Jardin, Boing Boing

...a respected appraiser of the value of spaceflight memorabilia.

— James Oberg, NBC News

If you're fascinated with astronauts, space shuttles and lunar landings, this is a must visit spot.


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About the Founder and Editor

Robert Z. Pearlman is a journalist, website developer and space history specialist.

His original "Ask An Astronaut" website preceded NASA's efforts to connect the public with the men and women who have flown in space. Later, as the online program director for the National Space Society, Pearlman led the redesign and expansion of the organization's online resources and website, including authoring the educational viewer's guide for Tom Hanks' award-winning HBO miniseries "From the Earth to the Moon."

In 1997, Pearlman was recruited by Apollo 11 moonwalker Buzz Aldrin to develop the website accompanying Aldrin's first novel, "Encounter with Tiber." And in 1999, Pearlman co-founded the astronaut-endorsed, which later was acquired by Lou Dobbs' Pearlman was then hired by as a producer and tasked with creating and managing its community projects.

Between 1998 and 2003, Pearlman was the on-air, online host for the National Space Day webcast filmed from the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum.

In 1996, Pearlman was hired by Space Adventures, Ltd., the first company to launch privately-financed individuals ("space tourists") to the International Space Station (ISS), as its first Marketing and Public Relations Director.

Today, Pearlman is the editor of and a contributing writer for

Pearlman serves on the American Astronautical Society's History Committee and nominating induction committee for the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame in Florida. He's a member of the Advisory Board for The Mars Generation and was previously on the board of directors of the National Space Society and U.S. Spacewalk of Fame Foundation. He is a former National Chair of the Students for the Exploration and Development and Space (SEDS).

In 2001, his work on collectSPACE earned Pearlman the Collector of the Year Award from the Universal Autograph Collectors Club (UACC).

In 2009, Pearlman was inducted into the Space Camp Hall of Fame, in part for his work on collectSPACE.

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