Frank is the author of The Overview Effect: Space Exploration and Human Evolution, and is the is a co-founder of the Overview Institute, which was established in part to advance the ideas contained in the book. His ideas are the foundation for Overview, a short film documenting astronauts’ life-changing stories of seeing the Earth from the outside – the perspective-altering experience often described as the Overview Effect.
Frank is the author of The Overview Effect: Space Exploration and Human Evolution, and is the author or co-author of six other books ranging in subject matter from space exploration to climate change. He co-authored Think About Space and March of the Millennia with Isaac Asimov. In 2007, he delivered the keynote address at the first Overview Effect conference, which focused largely on the insights contained in The Overview Effect. He is a co-founder of the Overview Institute, which was established in part to advance the ideas contained in the book. He is also a Distinguished Visiting Professor at Kepler Space University. Born in Greenwood, Mississippi, Frank came to the Boston area to attend Harvard College in 1962. He concentrated in social studies, graduating magna cum laude. He was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and attended Oxford University on a Rhodes Scholarship, earning an MPhil in politics in 1969. As a professional communicator, Frank has experience with a wide range of media, including radio, television, print, and the Web. He has also worked in a number of disciplines, including journalism, public relations, and development communications.