Although Jon Rogers was born, raised, and now resides north of Seattle, Washington, for many years he called the SF Bay Area his home. There he was an electronics and Aerospace engineer responsible for building microwave systems for the Space Shuttle, as well as the TDRSS, IntelSat IV, Goes, and SCS series Satellite systems. He holds a degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering from SJSU, Certifications in Program Management from UC, and Manufacturing Engineering from SME.
Jon has been involved with Rockets and Aerospace his entire career.
A witness to the Mercury space program, he was a Nike Fire Controller in ARADCOM, a communications technician at White Sands Missile Range, and a QA Inspector on the Apollo/LEM Comm.
Antennas all before he became an engineer working on the Space Shuttle and Satellites.
Since then, he has studied the development of spaceships from concept to reality becoming a recognized spaceship archeologist. He co-authored and illustrated The Spaceship Handbook, as well as articles
on spaceships for Filmfax magazine and the AIAA Houstonís newsletter, Horizons (April, 2008).
He was a speaker at the National Association of Rocketry Convention in Austin (NARCON 2002), the American Astronautical Society (AAS) 50th Annual National Convention (2003), and was interviewed along with co-author Jack Hagerty on Mike Hodelís Hour 25 online Radio program at the San Jose World Science Fiction Convention (ConJose).
He is presently developing a website (rogersrocketships.com), dedicated to the history and Art of the spaceship.