Matt Bille is an author living in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He is also a naturalist, historian, science writer, and defense consultant. A former Air Force officer, he is the author of over 20 technical publications and articles on space- and zoology-related topics. He is the lead author of the NASA-published history The First Space Race: Launching the World’s First Satellites (2004), a groundbreaking account of the early Space Age. He wrote two books on the world’s rarest and least-known animals, Rumors of Existence (1995) and Shadows of Existence (2006), and will soon bring out Books and Beasts: A Cryptozoologist’s Library. He has been a freelance contributor to reference books including Grzimek’s Animal Life Encyclopedia and the Nature Yearbook of Science & Technology. He is a member of the National Association of Science Writers and the Society for Marine Mammology and an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. He appeared on two television programs on mystery animals and blogs on the latest science and technology news at Matt's Sci/Tech Blog. His interests in one animal in particular, the extinct predator Dunkleosteus terrelli, have produced an article in Prehistoric Times and his FaceBook community at https://www.facebook.com/DunkleosteusTerrelli/, with over 2,000 likes.
Selected Articles and Publications
Paper, “Microsats and Moby Dick: Microsatellite Support to Whale Science and Conservation,” Conference on Small Satellites, https://digitalcommons.usu.edu/smallsat/2018/all2018/286/
Article, “Saving Whales with Satellites,” Blue Ocean Network
“Farming on Mars,” (with Shannon Bohle, et. al., Astronomy & Geophysics,
Matt's article on the most puzzling “sea serpent” report of all time
Lake Iliamna – Matt’s article on Alaska's “Big Fish” Legend, Alaska Science Outreach