About the Author

My name is Cody Knipfer. I am a recent graduate of McDaniel College in Westminster, Maryland, where I majored in Political Science and International Relations with a specialized focus on outer space history, affairs, and policy. I’m currently employed with the Commercial Spaceflight Federation, the trade association representing the United States’ private spaceflight industry, and hope to pursue a career in the space policy field. My interests, as my blog posts reveal, are diverse and varied, although I’m most particularly interested in topics involving outer space, international relations, and philosophy. When I’m not working or blogging, I enjoy amateur astronomy, drawing and painting, and have been steadily improving my talents as an EDM music producer. I hope you enjoy what I have to say!

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Contact information:


Phone Number410-300-3336


Cody Knipfer, “Sally Ride and Valentina Tereshkova: Changing the Course of Human Space Exploration,” NASA, http://www.nasa.gov/topics/history/features/ride_anniversary.html

Cody Knipfer, “Stranded by a Snowstorm: One student’s take on being stuck in Boston,” The McDaniel Free Press, February 24, 2015, http://www.mcdanielfreepress.com/2015/02/24/stranded-by-a-snowstorm-one-students-take-on-being-stuck-in-boston/

Ian Colrick, Katelynne Cowart, Jamie Grasing, Cody Knipfer, “Incentivizing Energy Efficiency in State Buildings,” Maryland Governor’s Summer Internship Program 2014, http://shrivercenter.umbc.edu/files/2014/10/Shared-Savings-Policy-Paper_GSIP-2014.pdf

Articles About Me:

Junior Political Science major’s career explorations not limited to Earth,” McDaniel College, October 15, 2013, http://www.mcdaniel.edu/information/headlines/news-at-mcdaniel/archive/junior-political-science-majors-career-explorations-not-limited-to-earth

“Political Science students earn honors at mock international policymaking competitions,” McDaniel College, November 21, 2013, http://www.mcdaniel.edu/information/headlines/news-at-mcdaniel/archive/political-science-students-earn-honors-at-regional-model-arab-league

“Middle East messenger,” McDaniel College, March 12, 2014, http://www.mcdaniel.edu/information/headlines/news-at-mcdaniel/archive/middle-east-messenger

Krishana Davis, “McDaniel students help demystify the Muslim world at international conference,” Carrol County Times, November 6, 2014, http://www.carrollcountytimes.com/news/local/ph-cc-muslim-world-conference-20141106,0,6989465.story

“Minds on the Middle East,” The Hill Magazine, Summer 2015, pp. 5.