Silver Rockets straddles two names and domains: Common Themes (themes.common-space.net; July 2006 – October 2009) and Silver Rockets (silver-rockets.com, October 2009 to February 2017; silver-rockets.blog, February 2017 to present.)
Common Themes was launched in July 2006, intending to explore (editorially) the effects of space and spaceflight on culture and society. In 2009, after much contemplation of a gradual shift in focus, and the subjects frequently revisited, the site was rebranded to better embrace the fantastic aspects of spaceflight, as well as the realities.
Danielle Rose is a web and graphic designer by trade. She is also a goldsmith and jewelry maker, Graduate Gemologist, artist, Sailor Moon fan, and Star Wars lover! Obsessed with space since childhood, she went to Space Camp, was a Lunar & Planetary Institute summer intern, and saw two Space Shuttle launches (one from the press site, as a NASA Tweetup attendee.) Danielle volunteers as a Medford Chamber Ambassador, and as “resident gemologist” of the Roxy Ann Gem & Mineral Society. She blogs here, and also at Many Faceted.
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