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Miriam Kramer

  • UTK JEM Grad is Pioneer in Science Journalism

    Miriam Kramer

    Miriam Kramer didn't know she wanted to be a science journalist.

    A 2011 graduate of Tennessee's School of Journalism and Electronic Media, Miriam is now a senior space reporter at the new media website Mashable in New York City. She has become one of the most highly respected science journalists in America and she says she found her way into writing about the final frontier while in school at UTK. In addition to her time in Knoxville, Miriam earned a master's degree in science, health, and environmental reporting from New York University. She has had the opportunity to watch private rocket launches and was even able to take a ride on a zero gravity flight.

    We spoke with Miriam about how exactly she stumbled into this unique profession.

  • Alumna trains as astronaut for science writing job

    Miriam Kramer flashes a thumbs up before taking flight in a Marchetti SF 260 fighter jet. Photo courtesy of SPACE.com.

    Science writer Miriam Kramer (JEM/’11) headed to Cape Canaveral, Fla. in early December to cover the AXE Apollo Space Academy for SPACE.com.

    Designed to give away 23 seats aboard the XCOR Aerospace Lynx spacecraft, the space camp put recruits through a g-force simulator, air combat training and Zero-Gravity parabolic flights.

    Kramer took part in the training as part of her assignment—one that she describes as anxiety-inducing and unique. 

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