B. E. Johnson is a true Renaissance man. He is a member of the prestigious NASA art program, and was also a member of the Penske racing team, winning at Indianapolis in 1972.
He is also a computer whiz, holds a private pilot's license and was on the landing crew of the STS-9 Columbia space shuttle flight in 1983.
He has worked as staff artist for the Strasenburgh Planetarium in Rochester, NY, and also at the National Air and Space Museum's Einstein Planetarium.
His award-winning works have been published in many magazines and books, including National Geographic, The New Yorker, Scientific American,Time and Newsweek. He also did the cover art for the James Michener novel SPACE.