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Stefanie Payne

Photograph © Jonathan Irish

About The Author

Stefanie Payne is a creative professional and communications strategist supporting NASA human spaceflight at the agency’s headquarters in Washington, DC. She is based in Golden, Colorado. When not telling the story of human exploration in space, she writes about adventures on Earth—with articles and photographs appearing on The Travel Channel and blogs for The National Geographic SocietyThrillistHuffPost, and The Lonely Planet; as well as three books about the US National Parks. In 2016, she took on “the Greatest American Road Trip,” exploring and documenting fifty-nine of the US National Parks over fifty-two weeks. Learn more at

Books by Stefanie Payne