Richard C Cook is a former U.S. federal government analyst who works as a writer and private consultant with particular focus on Monetary Reform. His articles on economics, politics, and space policy have been published in numerous magazines and newspapers.
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Richard C. (Rick) Cook is an author, consultant, and teacher who works out of College Park, MD, Williamsburg, VA, and Roanoke, VA. His interests are local economic sustainability, monetary reform, health and wellness, meditation and spirituality, and space exploration. He attended the College of William and Mary, the alma mater of Thomas Jefferson, where he graduated with honors and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He is married to Karen Shirron, a public school teacher in Maryland. He has five children and four stepchildren.
Rick is a former U.S. federal government analyst who in 1986 became one of the foremost whistleblowers of modern times. He was instrumental in exposing multiple layers of cover-up in the wake of the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster. As a witness to the incident and a participant in the subsequent investigations, he received the Cavallo Foundation Award for Moral Courage in Business and Government for his testimony. In 2007, his memoirs of the tragedy were published in a book entitled: Challenger Revealed: An Insider’s Account of How the Reagan Administration Caused the Greatest Tragedy of the Space Age. It has been called by one reviewer, “The most important space flight book in 20 years.”