Konstantin Kakaes


Konstantin Kakaes is a fellow at New America. He is the author of "The Pioneer Detectives," an e-book about space exploration. Before coming to New America, Kakaes was a Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT. Kakaes was The Economist's bureau chief in Mexico City from 2005 to 2009, and before that covered science and technology for The Economist from London. He has a B.A. in physics from Harvard.

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The Pioneer Detectives

Konstantin Kakaes gives us a scientific police procedural, tracking the steps of those who sought to unravel the "Pioneer Anomaly."