Andrew Rader


Andrew Rader is a spacecraft engineer with a PhD from MIT in long duration human spaceflight and has has worked as a spacecraft systems engineer on half a dozen space missions. In March 2013, he won Discovery Channel's Top Competitive reality TV series 'Canada's Greatest Know-it-All'.

Andrew is currently a second-round candidate for the Mars One project, which aims to send human settlers to the red planet starting in 2023. He is also an avid trivia player and public speaker, giving talks at schools, on convention panels, at museums, and other venues.

He is also an avid Youtuber, with over 4 million views on more than 50 space, science, and history videos.

Where to find Andrew Rader online

Where to buy in print


Space Update 2014
2013 was an exciting year for spaceflight! This video summarizes last year's milestones from SpaceX (Falcon & Dragon), Orbital Sciences (Cygnus), CASSIOPE, Virgin Galactic, Mars One, Planetary Resources, Curiosity Rover, Cassini, MAVEN, Chris Hadfield, the International Space Station (ISS), and more!


Leaving Earth: Why One-Way to Mars Makes Sense
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 33,750. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Space Science, Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Astronomy
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
The timeline for a Mission to Mars is still over 20 years off, but it doesn't have to be. This book demonstrates why we should go to Mars, and why when we do going one-way - not to die, but to live - actually makes a lot of sense. Accessible to a non-technical audience, 'Leaving Earth' is fast-paced, and full of fascinating scientific, historical, and personal stories. On to Mars!