Meet the Team & Writers

The STG Team

Curious about the team behind Space Tourism Guide? Read on to learn about our founders and the team of writers helping create these travel resources.

Valerie Stimac, Founder & Editor

Valerie is the founder and editor of Space Tourism Guide. She decided to start the site after realizing how many friends and family had never seen the Milky Way, and that space tourism was going to unlock the next great travel destination: space!

She helps the writing team cover all of the topics you see on the site, but her favorite topic right now is writing about how to see rocket launches around the world. Click here to email Valerie →

✭ Favorite Planet: Venus
✭ Favorite Stargazing Spot: Beach Lake, Chugiak, Alaska
✭ Best Space Tourism Experience: either totality during the 2017 solar eclipse or Space Camp

Jacob Whitish, Operations & Tech

Jacob is the other half of Space Tourism Guide – and Valerie’s better half! He is responsible for the business operations and tech management for the website and Alexa skills.

Like many people, he dreamed of going to space as a kid and was an ardent supporter of Valerie when she launched STG in 2017. He formally joined the company as a co-founder in 2019.

✭ Favorite Planet: Neptune
✭ Favorite Stargazing Spot: Near Canyonlands National Park, Utah
✭ Best Space Tourism Experience: the solar eclipse in 2017


Here are some of the great writing contributors we’ve worked with over the years. Click to read their latest story for us.

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