Rock Wheeler

Underwater Caves, Outer Space, and the Fear Factor

What does a cave diver who dives into dark, narrow underwater caverns with only a thin cable connecting him to the surface have in common with an astrophysicist who does his exploration sitting at a computer monitor his bathrobe?  The ...

Explorers’ Adventure in the Mustang Caves

Last Thursday, October 3, a National Geographic Live audience in Washington, D.C. got a taste of 21st-century exploration from three modern explorers: climbers Peter Athans and Cory Richards, and archaeologist Mark Aldenderfer.  The three were reporting on their latest expedition ...

National Geographic Live with Author Winston Groom

By Rock Wheeler, National Geographic Live This coming Thursday, April 5, Washington-area history buffs will have the opportunity to mark the 150th anniversary of the pivotal Civil War battle of Shiloh a day early by listening to a talk by the ...

NG Live! With Photographer Jodi Cobb

By Rock Wheeler, NG Live [Updated 2/7/2012] If you believe in the power of photography to make a difference, you’ll have a chance to see it up close this Tuesday, February 7th.  That’s when Nat Geo Live! in Washington, ...

NG Live! With Writer & Traveler Pico Iyer

By Rock Wheeler, NG Live Writer and world traveler Pico Iyer, whose own biography frequently reads like a novel, will be returning to National Geographic Live in Washington, D.C. on February 10 for a conversation with Don George from NG’...