Bio: Bob Boan has been an active member of the space community for over a quarter of a century. He has worked on a variety of manned and unmanned space programs at different levels of responsibility over that time. Prior to his space experience he was a member of academia. He taught courses from the high school level through graduate school, primarily chemistry.
Dr. Boan is recognized as a community expert on Communications, SIGINT and IMINT systems and concepts. He also has significant MASINT experience. He has multiple relevant patents and technical publications in his field. He received his B.S. from Campbell University. He was awarded a master's by the University of Mississippi. He earned his doctorate at the Florida Institute of Technology.
Dr. Boan has authored a number of technical publications including peer reviewed articles. He coauthored An Introduction to Planetary Defense: A Study of Modern Warfare Applied to Extra-Terrestrial Invasion (BrownWalker Press, 2006).
It was April 1974 and Bobby Padgett was in St. Umblers, North Carolina for first time since his forced departure five years earlier. His mind and heart raced as he struggled along Main Street. His mission was to reunite with the love of his life--Sam. Nothing else mattered.