Richard Leis is a fiction writer and poet, with his first published poem forthcoming later in 2017 from Impossible Archetype. His essays about fairy tales and technology have been published on Tiny Donkey.
Richard is also the Downlink Lead for the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) team at the University of Arizona. He monitors images of the Martian surface taken by the HiRISE camera located on board the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter in orbit around Mars and helps ensure they process successfully and are validated for quick release to the science community and public.
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Interviews and Mentions
- “Richard Leis, HiRISE Downlink Lead.” HiRISE. 10 December 2014. Web.
- Rose, Shari. “Cryonics believers alive and well in Scottsdale.” The Republic. 10 September 2014. Web.
- Gonzalez, Robbie. “See all the landing hardware that Curiosity scattered on the surface of Mars.” io9. 7 August 2012. Web.
- “NASA releases video of Curiosity’s descent, rover returns images of Martian mountain.” Fox News. 7 August 2012. Web.
- “Richard Leis Interview.” Immortality Institute. 15 February 2009. YouTube videos. Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6
- McGrath, Kelly. “With medical advances, many put faith in freezing.” Cronkite News Service. 8 December 2008. Web.
- Kaliher, Jerad. “Member Profile: Richard Leis, Jr.” Cryonics. 2nd Quarter 2008, Volume 29:2, p. 16. PDF file.
- Messina, Irene. “Can technology and science add to our human existence? Transhumanists think so.” Tucson Weekly. 14 August 2008. Web.
Negative Press and Mentions
- Haas, George J. & Saunders, William R. The Martian Codex: More Reflections from Mars. North Atlantic Books (Random House), 22 September 2009, pp. 26, 38.
- Quinlan, Margaret M. & Bates, Benjamin R. “Bionic Woman (2007): gender, disability and cyborgs.” Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, Volume 9 Issue 1, pp. 48 – 58. 3 March 2009. Web.