Chris Jones

Chris Jones (Founder)

Chris is a technical internet person who created Space Facts, he’s a fan of space and websites and this has been the result. You can find his twitter here and get in touch on the contact page if you have any questions/feedback about the site.

Carolyn Collins Petersen (Contributing Writer)

Carolyn Collins Petersen is a science writer in the U.S. She specialises in astronomy and space science topics, published online, in books, documentary video scripts, and exhibits. Her background is in astronomy and journalism. Carolyn is CEO of Loch Ness Productions, a unique multimedia production company specialising in cosmically creative content.

The Site

Space Facts was started in May 2012 with a single fact and grown since then to almost 100 pages.

The site is built on WordPress using a customised theme along with a number of helpful plugins.

The logo and headings use a free font called Carbon Block which can be found here.

Content on the site is (mostly) written by me using information from NASA.gov and is free to be copied/used simply cite/link to the URL of the quoted page. Unless stated in the article there is no specific publish date as these pages are updated and added to over time.


Photographs unless otherwise stated are from NASA, the terms of use regarding these can be found here.

Diagrams (unless otherwise stated) are made by me and are free for use under the Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike (CC BY-NC-SA) Creative Commons license. If you want to use any of my diagrams for a commercial project get in touch and I’m sure we can work something out.


I also run a Space Facts Tumblr which is (used to be) updated slightly more often with space links and images.


Ads can be annoying but hopefully I’m maintaining the line between letting me cover my costs and not getting in the way too badly, if there is anything truly dreadful let me know and I will do my best block it. Feel free to get in touch if you have an interesting space/astronomy related product and want to promote them Space Facts.