A couple of weeks ago I got some sad news from our fearless leader, Paul: PopSci’s Editor-in-Chief decided to shut down the blog network at the end of October… so today is the last day. I won’t lie, I was mildly devastated when I got the email, and I’ve held off posting anything because I kept waiting for the decision to be reversed.
We’re two weeks shy of Vintage Space’s 6th birthday. When I started this blog in 2010 I never dreamed it would spawn all the things it has, namely an amazing career I am still thankful for every single morning when I get up. Vintage Space helped me sort out topics and ultimately the main narrative of my first book, Breaking the Chains of Gravity. It spun off into my YouTube channel that has grown remarkably fast and in turn led to all kinds of interesting and fun on camera work. It’s what people cite when they invite me to speak at conferences. And it’s all because Vintage Space is my weird little baby. It’s the place where I can explore the things I love and share my passion with like-minded space nerds, so when it was picked up my a major name I was beyond excited. Having PopSci behind Vintage Space has been like a continuous thumbs up in my corner for almost two years. And I’ve loved every second of it.
So even if this incarnation of Vintage Space is soon to be no more (though I’ve been told the archive will live here indefinitely), Vintage Space isn’t going away. I don’t know how to exist on the internet without it! I’m looking for a new home for my blog, but in the meantime I’m moving back to my old WordPress site. I’ll be blogging there for the time being, and as soon as I have any news I’ll post an update there as well.
I want to thank everyone I’ve worked with at PopSci, for all the technical support and thoughtful replies to ranty emails, but mostly for giving my little blog an amazing home in an amazing network alongside amazing people. You guys have made an awkward nerd writer feel more at home in the weird world of online writing.
I also want to thank everyone who’s been reading Vintage Space over the years, those who knew me before my time with PopSci and those who found me through this site. You can keep up with my content on my YouTube channel, the new-old blog over at WordPress, and of course on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for daily random updates. You can also support my ongoing work – including the podcast that I’m about to launch! – over at my Patreon page. See you guys all around the Internets!