3/31/2015 | Story and interview by Ron Sparkman
It’s rare to find someone as young as Andrew Rader that is so excited about the prospects of going to Mars…and staying. You can’t help but be impressed by his long list of accolades so far in his quest to get to the Red Planet. There’s no better explanation of who he is than this synopsis on his website that so perfectly sums up his accomplishments, as well as his clearly defined path for the future.
It’s hard not to be impressed with his level of knowledge of anything interesting and complex. He’s just about as interesting as it gets when it comes to science communicators, with interests in history, space, rocket science, and more. He’s even won the Discovery Channel’s “Canada’s Greatest Know-It-All” show. Most importantly is the fact how he can make confusing theories and ideas understandable to the layman. Another thing that struck me in conversation is just how easy he is to talk to. As you’ll hear in this interview, and the many on his YouTube page, the guy has an effortless style and an enthusiasm that’s apparent from the minute he starts speaking.
This is a guy who’s found his purpose and wants to share it through every avenue available. Science is his top priority; educating the public is his passion. I hope you find the interview as much of an inspiration to follow your dreams in science as I did! Make sure to check out Andrew on his Facebook and Twitter pages, as well as his KickStarter page for his new game, politics!