Mark Farmer is a 44 year-old writer, photojournalist and military/media affairs consultant. A 25 year resident of Alaska and a retired US Coast Guardsman, Farmer is currently Special Correspondent to Combat Aircraft magazine and a freelance contributor to numerous other publications ranging from The Associated Press to Aviation Week & Space Technology. He has written for Popular Science, Jane's Defense Weekly, appeared on many TV programs on the Discovery, History, Learning & Travel Channels and provided consultation services to such shows as the "X-files" and "60 Minutes." Farmer is one of a handful of journalists to maintain full qualifications to fly in US and Allied combat aircraft and he has twice won 1st place in the Aviation Week & Space Technology's worldwide photo contest.
Defense science writer and photojournalist Mark Farmer discussed the new operational status of the High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) and what researchers hope to find out by injecting megawatts of high frequency radio energy into the Earth's ionosphere.