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Dr. Alan Stern is a planetary scientist, space program executive, consultant, and author. He is serving as an Associate Vice President at the Southwest Research Institute and has his own aerospace consulting firm, with current and former clients including Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin, Richard...

As President of Microcosm, Dr. Wertz has technical and management responsibility for work in Microcosm’s main business areas: space mission engineering, low cost space launch systems, autonomous navigation and orbit control, satellite orbit and attitude systems, space sensor design, and space...

Michael Belfiore began his career writing about the new space age in 2004, when he covered the launch of the first privately built spaceship for the New York Post. Since then he has written about the private space industry for Reuters, Wired News, and other outlets, including Popular Science,...

Dr. Edgar Mitchell is a scientist, naval officer, astronaut, and author. He is best known for his life-changing experience seeing the planet Earth from space on his Apollo XIV mission in 1971. He was the sixth man to walk on the moon. Dr. Mitchell is the founder of the Institute of Noetic...

Mario H. Acuña was born in Córdoba, Argentina in 1940 where he received his undergraduate degree in humanities and economics from the University of Córdoba. He earned the MSEE degree from the University of Tucumán, Argentina in 1967 and the PhD. degree in Space Physics from The Catholic...

Bob Dickman is the Executive Director of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, a professional membership technical society with more than 35,000 members in 79 countries. AIAA organizes the Space Exploration conference as well as many other technical conferences for the...

Dr. Paul Eckert holds the position of International & Commercial Strategist within the Space Exploration division of The Boeing Company. In this role, Dr. Eckert develops strategies to strengthen global business relationships and explore new commercial markets. He serves as Coordinator of...

Carl E. Walz (Colonel, USAF, Ret.) was responsible for analysis of radioactive samples from the Atomic Energy Detection System at the 1155th Technical Operations Squadron, McClellan Air Force Base, California. The subsequent year was spent in study as a Flight Test Engineer at the USAF Test...

Dr. Thomas Matula is a space commerce consultant and policy analyst. He has a Bachelors degree from the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (1983) and both an MBA degree (1984) and Ph.D. in Business Administration from New Mexico State University (1994). His Ph.D. dissertation focused...

Dr. Wendell Mendell is a Planetary Scientist serving as Assistant Administrator for Exploration in the Directorate for Astromaterials Research & Exploration Science of the NASA Johnson Space Center, where he has been employed since 1963. He is married and has four children. Dr. Mendell has a...

Mr. Pimenta has created the virtual reality lunar DVD for PCs, Lunar Explorer (www.lunarexplorer.com). He is also currently an Applications Engineering Manager for a New Jersey company that engineers and manufactures computer systems used by electric...

Rutgers University: Dr. Haym Benaroya is a professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Rutgers University. He is also a noted lecturer at national and international space conferences and a space advocate. He received both his Ph.D. and Masters in Engineering from the University of...

Cathy Shields is a new business development officer at All Points Logistics, Inc. (APL). All Points, a protégé of the Boeing Company, is a small disadvantaged business that is a wholly owned subsidiary of Chickasaw Nation Industries (CNI). The company’s corporate office is in Huntsville, Ala,...

Gil Moore has spent 65 years in the space program, so far. He started out at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico in 1947, as a student employee of New Mexico State University, installing instruments in captured German V-2 and U.S. Navy Viking and Aerobee rockets for the pioneering space...

Lowell Randall was a student at Roswell High School when Dr. Robert Goddard moved his rocket development and testing activities from Massachusetts to the Mescalero Ranch near Roswell, NM in 1930. After graduating from high school at the peak of the Great Depression, Lowell could not afford to...

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