Chris Gainor is a historian and writer specializing in the history of technology, especially space exploration. After earning a Bachelor of Arts in History, he worked for many years as a journalist and public relations writer. He has a Master of Science degree in Space Studies, and more recently, he earned a PhD from the Department of History and Classics at the University of Alberta. Chris’ interest in the Avro Arrow began in earnest in 1994, when he first met many of the talented engineers who helped build the Arrow and then helped the National Aeronautics and Space Administration put the first Americans in space. Their worked also played a key role in America’s Apollo landings on the Moon. Chris told their story in his first book, Arrows to the Moon: Avro’s Engineers and the Space Race, which was published in 2001 by Apogee Books.He has also written many articles on space exploration and other historical subjects. Today Chris divides his time between his studies, teaching, writing and consulting at home in Victoria, BC.