Guido Meyer, Crew Journalist
Somebody who's born the same year the first man walked on the Moon just had to turn out being a space journalist. I was interested in space since I was a kid, I played with Lego, build my own spaceships - and now I'm covering space stories for german radio and I even get paid for it!
Between playing with "Lego space" and being a science journalist, I studied politics, history and literature and the University of Bonn in Germany. I also went to American University in Washington, D.C. where I studied American Politics and Journalism. In 2002 I got a scholarship from a radio station in Berlin which led me to take part in a Media Fellowships Program at Duke University in Durham, N.C.
In 1997, I got another scholarship from the John McCloy Fund/American Council on Germany. They paid for my travelling through the western states of the US where I was doing research on the plague. I came back and did several stories about the plague in the US, on campgrounds, forests etc.
From North Carolina I flew to Miami in spring of 2002, got myself an apartment - and since then I'm living in Bonn as well as on South Beach. What better place to live than in Miami Beach, what better place to work for a space guy than Florida? I'm going back and forth every couple of months, I do my space stories in Miami, send my mp3s to the radio stations in Germany and they are broadcasting them. From time to time, I visit the Kennedy Space Center, NASA in Houston or space conferences in Fort Lauderdale, Orlando etc. I also cover stories live (over the phone), eg. the landing of "Discovery".
I'm working for several public radio stations in Germany. Many of them have daily or weekly science programs, and they all cover space.
When I'm not travelling through outer space I travel through inner space - I like scuba diving. Again, the Florida Keys are a great place to do this!