Dave Mosher


Dave Mosher is a multimedia communications professional who's obsessed with science, technology, and the future
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Dave Mosher is a science and technology media professional with more than 15 years of experience reporting, writing, editing, shooting, and producing stories about space, physics, engineering, energy, biology, and absurdly ambitious human endeavors.

Now, as a public relations executive at AST SpaceMobile, Mosher is working to help close a glaring digital divide faced by half of humanity: lack of mobile broadband internet access. The public company, which is listed on Nasdaq as ASTS, plans to build an initial fleet of 168 spacecraft that will provide the first global, direct-to-smartphone connectivity from space — no other hardware or software required — through existing cellular providers. The hope is to affordably bring online hundreds of millions of people in unserved and underserved areas, create new economic opportunities, reduce poverty, assist emergency responders, save lives, and make the world a better place while operating a successful business.

Prior to joining the satellite and communications industry startup, Mosher was a senior correspondent at Insider Inc., the second most widely read general news outlet in the US. His reporting took a conversational approach to often exceedingly complex topics using text, photography, data, graphics, video, and whatever else made sense for the news sites Insider and Business Insider.

Prior to joining Business Insider in April 2015, Mosher directed Popular Science’s website, was a Wired contributor, and wrote and produced stories for Scientific American, Popular Mechanics, Discover, Space.com, National Geographic News, Discovery.com, Nature, Science, Health News Review, and other outlets and projects.

Mosher has watched humans, robots, and a car launch into space, flown over the North Pole to catch a total solar eclipse, toured cutting-edge (and defunct) nuclear reactors, and donated his poop bacteria in the name of science, among other reporting adventures during his career of more than a decade.

He lives in New York City with his part-human, part-canine family.

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Dave Mosher's work has appeared in Popular ScienceWIRED, Scientific American, Popular Mechanics, Discover, Space.com, National Geographic News, Discovery.com, and other outlets.





Dave Mosher’s television, video, radio, podcast, and other media appearances, interviews, and presentations include NBC (The TODAY Show), CBS (CBS This Morning), CNN, CNBC, the Science Channel (“What on Earth?”), PBS (“SciTech Now”), Fox News (Fox & Friends), WNBC, Associated Press TV, PIX11, Reuters, Al Jazeera America, Huffington Post Live, ABC Radio, BBC Radio, CBC Radio, Business Insider’s Household Name and Codebreaker podcasts, The Wall Street Journal Radio, APM’s Marketplace Radio, and more.

He’s also moderated a sci-fi movie premiere, led a public discussion with NASA about eating (and passing) food in space, shared a stage with Bill Nye, explained the science of flight while people pushed homebuilt aircraft off a 30-foot ledge, hosted popular shows on YouTube, and more.

Click a tab below to watch and listen to some of Mosher’s recent segments.

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Dave Mosher shares the statistics of train, plane, bus, and automobile safety–and, notionally, where the best place is to sit during an accident–with hosts Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford.

Source: TODAY Show

Dave Mosher shows off some of the most exciting winners of Popular Science‘s 2014 Invention Awards on CBS This Morning.

Source: CBS This Morning

Dave Mosher, a judge for Nikon’s 40th Small World microscopy image competition, speaks to CNN about the best images of 2014.

Source: CNN

Dave Mosher joins HuffPost Live to discuss Popular Science‘s 2014 Invention Awards winners and their game-changing technologies.

Source: HuffPost Live

Dave Mosher explains to Fox News how the meteorite that exploded over Chelyabinsk, Russia in 2013 was so well-recorded–and who’s looking for more threatening space rocks.

Source: Fox News Insider

Dave Mosher chats with PIX11 about what it means that Voyager 1 has left the sun’s magnetic influence.

Source: PIX11

Dave Mosher details a few of Popular Science‘s Best Of What’s New winners with ABC Radio and forecasts big news for the coming year.

Source: ABC Radio

Dave Mosher discusses the arguments of his Popular Science essay “Why You Can’t Sell Me A Car” with KIRO Radio.

Source: KIRO Radio

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