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Bruce Cahan is a Consulting Professor at Stanford University’s School of Engineering, co-founder of Stanford’s Sustainable Banking Initiative, a former CodeX Fellow at Stanford’s Center for Legal Informatics, and an Ashoka Fellow. In Silicon Valley, Bruce is creating GoodBankTM(IO), as a “...

Bruce Pittman is currently working as a contractor at the NASA Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley where he is the Chief System Engineer in the NASA Space Portal Office.  In this position he supports the Space Technology Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters on programs ranging from...

Robert Zimmerman is a well known and respected space historian and author. He posts regularly at his website, http://behindtheblack.com, on space, science, and other matters relating to cultural and political issues. Mr. Zimmerman is also an award winning...

Dr. Jason Kalirai is an astronomer at STScI, He studies the formation and evolution of stars and galaxies in the local universe. His current research interests involve imaging and spectroscopic observations of resolved stellar populations, such as nearby star...

Julian Nott is a founder of the modern ballooning movement and one of its most creative and innovative exponents. As of 2017 he has broken 79 World Ballooning Records, and 96 British Records, including exceeding 55,000 feet in a hot air balloon. His records span many classes - hot air, helium,...

Laura Montgomery specializes in regulatory space law, with an emphasis on commercial space transportation and the Outer Space Treaties. She provides expert opinion on the Commercial Space Launch Act, its implementing regulations governing the launch of launch

vehicles, the reentry of...

John is a veteran novelist, author of seven political romances as well as a short history of the Republican Party. Born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, in 1948, John attended Lower Merion High School and Princeton University. In 1976 he was graduated from Union Theological Seminary. John is married...

Dr. Ashwin Vasavada is the Project Science Director for MSL and the Curiosity Rover on Mars. You can read his full CV at http://vasavada.net/resume.html.

Dr. Plata is a physician and public health specialist in Loma Linda, CA. His undergraduate degree was in biophysics and he went on to complete his MD and MPH with specialty training in Family and Preventive Medicine. His primary interest in space is the development of a cost-effective...

Dr. Steven Abood holds a Ph.D. in molecular biology from Florida International University, a law degree from Emory University School of Law, and an undergraduate degree from Emory University in Psychology and Political Science. He has been interested in futurism and bioethics ever since he...

Michael Listner is an attorney and the founder and principal of Space Law and Policy Solutions, a think tank and consultation firm that concentrates on legal and policy matters relating to outer space security, industry and development. Michael holds a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Computer...

Dr Robert J. Reynolds is a Consulting Research Scientist and the Director of Research for Mortality Research & Consulting, Inc. Dr Reynolds' full contact information is available on his...

John Quinn started his career protecting our country as a member of the US Navy’s Silent Service. Having traversed the depths of the ocean, developed controls engineering skills and built a few engineering companies, he shifted his focus to a quest for space.  To achieve this endeavor John...

I am a Co-Founder of For All Moonkind, Inc., and a founding partner of ABH Aerospace, LLC.  I received my B.A. in Political Science from Yale College and my J.D. magna cum laude from the Georgetown University Law Center.  I earned my LLM in Air and Space Law from McGill University.  The...

Bruce Pittman is currently working as a contractor at the NASA Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley where he is the Chief System Engineer in the NASA Space Portal Office.  In this position he supports the Space Technology Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters on programs ranging from...

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