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Pete Worden, Executive Director, Breakthrough Starshot; former Director of NASA Ames Research Center

Prior to joining the Breakthrough Prize Foundation, Dr. Worden was Director of NASA’s Ames Research Center. He was research professor of astronomy at the University of...

Ms. Hynes serves as the Director of the New Mexico Space Grant Consortium (NMSGC), NASA Experimental Program for Competitive Research (EPSCoR), and AIAA Associate Fellow. In her role as NMSGC Director, she became involved in development of Spaceport America and commercial space programs in 1991...

"Dr. Sean Casey is Co-Founder and Managing Director of the Silicon Valley Space Center, a business accelerator for NewSpace entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley. He is a member of the Suborbital Applications Researchers Group of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation and has over two decades of...

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Kelvin F. Long is an Aerospace Engineer, physicist, author and business entrepreneur. He has been working on the problem of interstellar spaceflight since around 2007 and seeks to bring about this hypothetical future as a self-fulfilling prophecy. He has been involved...

Dr Stuart Eves is Lead Mission Concepts Engineer for Surrey Satellite Technology Limited. He has worked in the space industry since 2004, following a 16-year career with the UK MOD.

Stuart has worked on a variety of satellite missions, including Skynet 4, Skynet 5, and TDS-1. The...

Daniel (Dan)
Mosqueda is the
Manager of National
Security Program
Development for the
Universities Space
Research Association
(USRA), a scientific
research and advanced technology company at
the forefront of space-related testing and
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Pete Worden, Executive Director, Breakthrough Starshot; former Director of NASA Ames Research Center

Prior to joining the Breakthrough Prize Foundation, Dr. Worden was Director of NASA’s Ames Research Center. He was research professor of astronomy at the University of...

Brian Hanley has several papers in banking and monetary economics, as well as policy and science. A long time space buff, he has wrestled with the financing problem for 25 years. He has a bachelors degree in computer science, a doctorate with honors from UC Davis in microbiology, is a multiple...

Dr Jack Wilson is a planetary scientist at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory.  He holds bachelor's and master's degrees in physics, with an emphasis on astrophysics, from the University of Cambridge and a PhD in astrophysics from Durham University, in the UK.  His work specializes in...

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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