Elizabeth Howell first got hooked into space exploration after watching the movie Apollo 13, as a young teenager. In the decades since, she has become an award-winning freelance journalist specializing in space. She is one of only a handful of Canadian journalists who regularly reports on the space program in Canada and internationally.
Her work has appeared in specialty publications such as SPACE.com, Universe Today, Physics World, Air & Space Smithsonian and All About Space, as well as mainstream outlets such as the Globe and Mail, Florida Today, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp., CTV, the Ottawa Citizen and the Ottawa Business Journal.
Elizabeth holds an M.Sc. Space Studies from the University of North Dakota and in her spare time, travels to space museums and space-themed events. Career highlights include covering three space shuttle launches in Florida, and attending NASA/Smithsonian Institution activities in Washington, D.C. celebrating the 40th anniversary of Apollo 11. Elizabeth also is a member of the Canadian Science Writers' Association