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Tereza Predescu has worked in public relations and marketing for a number of companies focusing on aerospace. She received her degree in journalism from the University of Maryland and is a member of the Public Relations Society of America. She is currently the Director of Communications for...

Dr. Hertzfeld is an expert in the economic, legal, and policy issues of space and advanced technological development. Dr. Hertzfeld holds a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, an M.A. from Washington University, and a Ph.D. degree in economics from Temple University. He also holds a J.D....

Henry Vanderbilt was a space-struck kid watching a Mercury launch on TV when someone explained that the Atlas rocket cost ten million dollars and they threw it away each flight. It precociously dawned on him that nobody was ever likely to pay for him to go to space. He kept on reading about it...

Loretta Hidalgo is a co-founder of Yuri’s Night, a global event celebrating human space exploration. She is currently Loretta Hidalgo has a Masters degree in Biology from Caltech and a Bachelors degree in Biology from Stanford. Between degrees she interned at NASA in the Astronaut office, worked...

George Whitesides is the CEO of Virgin Galactic, the US based and regulated Space Tourism Company. Virgin Galactic has developed the WhiteKnightTwo and SpaceShipTwo air launched space system over the past six years using technology developed by Scaled Composites based on the X Prize winning...

Declan O'Donnell is an expert on issues relating to space governance and the founder of United Societies in Space (USIS), in addition to his being a tax and securities attorney. Mr. O'Donnell is on the Mars Society Steering Committee, and he is on the Board of Directors of the Space Development...

ELIGAR SADEH, Ph.D. (www.linkedin.com/in/eligarsadeh), is President and CEO of Astroconsulting International LLC, which empowers space, defense, and environmental programs and projects with the critical skills to optimize outcomes, and he...

Efrain Palermo, while browsing through the Mars images on the NASA web site from the Mars Global Surveyor, noted dark dust streaks on some images. He read NASA's explanation for them but was not satisfied with the official explanation that they were just dust slides. At the suggestion of...

Paul Contursi was already a seasoned amateur astronomer and space activist when he was chosen, at age twelve, to be one of about 18 students selected from the New York City public school system for a special NASA space science summer program. In the 1970s, he wrote about space issues for such...

Alan Ladwig is currently a political appointee of the Obama Administration serving in the Office of Public Affairs as Deputy Associate Administrator for Public Outreach at NASA Headquarters. He served on the NASA Review Team for the Obama transition and upon his return to the Agency served as a...

Dr. Johnston learned to fly in the US Marine Corps and in the 1960’s and was one of the five test pilots assigned to work with the astronauts during the Apollo Moon Program at NASA in Houston. His job was to help train the astronauts to fly the Lunar Module. He was one of the Test Conductors and...

A space exploration advocate since his first space lecture at age 14 in 1968. Jim McDade is a technology and science commentator and lecturer with numerous articles published in newspapers, blogs, and other media. Jim is currently the house "space expert for Alabama's "THE SOURCE" radio group,...

Dr. Patrick Collins is a well-known and respected authority on space economics, space tourism, reusable launch vehicles, and space solar power. He is a professor of economics at Azabu University in Japan and adviser to a number of companies and organizations. The focus of Dr. Collins' research...

Jeff Greason has 17 years experience managing innovative technical project teams at XCOR Aerospace, Rotary Rocket and Intel Corporation. As president and a co-founder of XCOR, he leads the engineering team that has developed ten different long-life, highly-reusable liquid-fueled rocket engines,...

Peter Wainwright co-founded the Space Future website with Dr. Patrick Collins in 1997. This powerful website is home to nearly 200 papers covering every aspect of space tourism and a host of related subjects. Space Future seeks to educate the public, students, journalists, and enthusiasts to the...

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