YouTube Sensations Issac Arthur and Brian McManus to Appear at National Space Society Conference

Isaac Arthur

Both Creators Host Hugely Popular YouTube Channels Featuring Science and Engineering

Isaac Arthur and Brian McManus, the creators and hosts of the hugely popular “Science & Futurism with Isaac Arthur” (SFIA) and “Real Engineering” YouTube channels, will appear at the National Space Society’s 2024 International Space Development Conference® (ISDC®), which will be presented at the LAX Sheraton Gateway Hotel from May 23-26 in Los Angeles, CA.

In addition to his role with his SFIA channel, Arthur is also the president of the National Space Society. He holds a BS in physics from Kent State University, where he also attended grad school before serving in the U.S. Army, and is a veteran of Iraq. He also serves under the Ohio Secretary of State as an Election Board Member and on the Ohio Association of Election Officials’ Legislative Committee. Arthur is a 2020 recipient of the NSS’s Space Pioneer Award for his well-regarded work in science education.

Brian McManusMcManus is the longtime host and creator of the most popular engineering show on YouTube, “Real Engineering,” and often covers the extreme engineering needed for space launches, exploration, and settlement. It is a product of his company, Junto Media. McManus holds a BS in biomedical engineering from the University of Galway and an MS in aeronautical engineering from the University of Limerick. A native of Ireland, McManus now resides in Texas, and is in the process of becoming an American citizen.

In addition to their education-focused content, McManus and Arthur co-founded Nebula, the largest creator-owned streaming service in history, which hosts hundreds of other knowledge-focused channels.

Both creators will be featured in multiple presentations at the ISDC, which include talks on space exploration and development, cislunar infrastructure, the influence of science fiction, biosciences, space policy, space settlement, space technology, space law, in situ resource utilization, space-related economics, space agriculture and food production, life support, space solar power, health and diet, newspace and commercialization, international collaboration, planetary defense, planetary protection, and more. Please see the ISDC 2024 website for more details at


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