A journalist with 12 years experience across newspapers, magazines and websites, his current role is Technology Editor of Australian website www.news.com.au.
Peter's first mission at News was the addition of a Sci-Tech section to ensure an increasing flow of space-related articles had a home.
"Even so, it's been hard to keep up in 2010," he said. "We've never pushed the boundaries of space exploration faster. Every day delivers an incredible new discovery."
Being able to work with the WLS team is as daunting as it is exciting for Peter.
"The breadth of experience the WLS team has pulled together from across the globe is an amazing achievement in itself," he said.
"There's a lot of stories to tell here. I'm looking forward to it."
Although he has followed the progress of the Lunar X PRIZE since its inception, Peter was particularly drawn to the strong Australian presence at WLS.
"We're lagging well behind the rest of the developed world when it comes to having any form of an official space agency, yet we've still got people determined to be at the top of the game," he said.
"Any opportunity to be show Australian kids they can still get involved in the race to space is worth pursuing."
Peter's favourite space celebrity of 2010 is ZombieSat, with a tip of the hat to US space plane, the X-37B.
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