Kevin Castro Riestra
Research interests: space history, history of aviation and aerospace technology; history of aerial and space archeology, Cold War, modern American history
Kevin completed his A.M. in History of Science in March of 2020. He grew up in the border town of Nogales, Arizona. Prior to coming to Harvard, he was a student at MIT, where he helped establish the Beaver Press Print Shop and was involved in the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Team and the development of the Jungle Hawk Owl, a medium altitude, long endurance drone for providing communications support. Kevin is interested in the history of the US space program and the role of aerospace technology in the production of knowledge. This includes the use of the aerial perspective as a means to construct objectivity and as a way to study space, place, and the past.
BSc., Aerospace Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
AM, History of Science, Harvard University