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.