Are you a loyal space enthusiast like me? I’m Jonny Wax, aka Space Facts Wax, and I’ve started a weekly newsletter that will e-mail you short concise highlights of all things going on this week in Space exploration and astronomy. No need to have to click links in the e-mail to “read more”. I break it down for you. This is for space fans who want space news on the go. Join the e-mail list below and let’s explore + learn together!
Hi there! Like many, my lust for the cosmos began when I was just a kid. No, I didn’t go to space camp (I wish I did!). And to be honest, I didn’t do so well in astronomy class despite being fascinated by it all. After graduating, I started my own music management and marketing firm. Initially built as a company to manage my brother, pop/rock artist Mikey Wax, his success led to me providing marketing services for over 300 indie artists around the globe. During that time, my passion for space exploration was re-ignited when I saw a great 60-minutes episode with Elon Musk on CBS. I read his book, and dove into all things SpaceX, Blue Origin and Virgin Galactic. I then became a loyal fan of the well known podcast Star Talk hosted by Neil DeGrasse Tyson. Eventually, I was reading many more books and watching documentaries on the early NASA days from Mercury to Gemini to Apollo. Finally, on my 30th birthday, I got to visit Kennedy Space Center. After such a trip, I was sold. I needed to find a way to be a part of this journey, and not just as a spectator.
Given I didn't have a science or engineering background, I figured I was out of luck. But with a continued passion and desire to spread the love of all things space exploration, I humbly started the Instagram account @SpaceFactsWax, sharing verified space facts that I found to be cool and inspiring. It turned out that I wasn't the only one excited by space exploration. The account has since grown to 18,000+ followers, and is now a weekly e-mail newsletter with over 500 subscribers and growing daily, allowing everyone an easy way to stay connected on all current things in the space world. I’ve also released my own original instrumental music compositions under the Space Facts Wax brand too, which has been featured on outlets ranging from MEDIUM to Thrive Global to SKOPE Magazine, so be sure to search for it on Spotify!
With Space Facts Wax, I hope we all learn and grow together. I also hope I can help others with the continued push of adding art to "STEM", resulting in “STEAM” (science, technology, engineering, art and math). I will release more music compositions inspired by space exploration, I will share continued vlogs on my YouTube, and I will do my best to do Q&As with industry professionals. I’ve already had the opportunity to go behind-the-scenes at NASA with their staff, witness a rocket launch, and meet & interact with astronauts Chris Hadfield, Norm Thagard, Bruce Melnick, Scott Kelly, and Robert Curbeam. Hopefully this is only the beginning of the journey and I’m happy you’re coming along for the ride!