William R. Corliss is a self-employed writer and consultant specializing in the space and nuclear fields. Mr. Corliss holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in physics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the University of Colorado. He has also taught at both of these schools. Mr. Corliss' industrial experience spans 10 years and includes experience at Pratt & Whitney Aircraft, General Electric Co., and the Martin Co.'s Nuclear Division.
In addition to dozens of booklets and technical articles, Mr. Corliss is the author or coauthor of the following books: Propulsion Systems for Space Flight (McGraw-Hill, 1960), Radioisotopic Power Ceneration (with D. G. Harvey, Prentice-Hall, 1964), Space Probes and Planetary Exploration (Van Nostrand, 1965), Scientific Satellites (NASA SP-133, GPO, 1967), Mysteries of the Universe (Crowell, 1967), Teleoperators and Human Augmentation (with E. G. Johnsen, NASA SP-5047, 1967), Mysteries Beneath the Sea (Crowell, 1970), Man and A tom (with G. Seaborg, Dutton, 1971), and Human Factors in Teleoperator Design and Operation (with E. G. Johnsen, Wiley, 1971).