Teasel Muir-Harmony is a historian of spaceflight and the curator of the Apollo Collection at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. Her research focuses on the political history of exploring the Moon, from debates about lunar governance to the use of spaceflight as soft power, the topic of her most recent book, Operation Moonglow: A Political History of Project Apollo (Basic Books, 2020). After earning a Ph.D. from MIT, she held positions at the American Institute of Physics and the Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum. She is the author of Apollo to the Moon: A History in 50 Objects (National Geographic, 2018) and an advisor to the television series Apollo’s Moon Shot. Her work has been featured by CBS, NPR, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and numerous other media outlets. She co-organizes the Space Policy & History Forum, serves on the Executive Council of the Society for the History of Technology, is a member of the American Astronautical Society History Committee, and participates in the US State Department’s Speakers Program.