Published Works

Human To Mars Event 2014

Panel Discussion

Greg participated in the Human to Mars panel discussion after the first Earth bound screening of "I Want to be an Astronaut" at George Washington University.  The panel was moderated by well known science and technology journalist Miles O'Brien.

I Want to be an Astronaut


Gregory N. Cecil, M.A.S. appeared in and worked as a consultant for the award winning documentary "I Want to be an Astronaut" produced by RÜBANGFILMS.  This is a film about the importance of STEM education in America's schools by focusing on a young man's ambition to become an astronaut.

Greg's role in the film was to discuss the Space Shuttle Program.  Greg also consulted with the producer on space history, the Space Shuttle Program, STEM education, and assisted in marketing the film.

This movie is the first documentary to ever be premiered on the International Space Station in March of 2014.

The film was first screened on Earth at the Human to Mars event at George Washington University in Washington D.C on April 2014.  Gregory Cecil also participated on the panel at H2M, moderated by Miles O'Brien, discussing the film.

You can find more information about "I Want to be an Astronaut at

Only Time Will Tell

Authored by Gregory N. Cecil, M.A.S.

Simon & Schuster-Infinite Worlds

A four page essay about a typical day working on the Space Shuttle as an aerocomposite technician.  This essay, along with 17 other essays, was published by Simon and Schuster in a book titled, "Infinite Worlds, by Michael Soluri."

Classroom Laboratory at the Edge of Space:
Introducing the Mini-Cube Program

Authored by Gregory N. Cecil M.A.S.
Edition: 1st

A book written for secondary public and private school STEM instructors, home schooling, and undergraduate STEM courses of study explaining how to set up their own student focused "space program" utilizing the Mini-Cube Program. With this STEM Project Based Learning Activity, students can have the unique, affordable, and challenging opportunity to send experiments via high altitude balloon to an altitude of 100,000 feet (20 miles or 32 km), commonly known as the "edge of space."

Utilizing the scientific method, team work, research, and communicating in writing the results and applications for peer review, students will participate in the full cycle of an actual experiment from the original question to the published results and conduct true science at the edge of space.