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John Barber has a B.S. from Washington State University and an M.S. from Cornell University in Mechanical Engineering, and over 30 years of experience in transportation and related technical fields. He began his career with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, first conducting wind...

Dr. John Bossard’s specialty is in the area of propulsion systems, with a particular emphasis on high-speed air breathing propulsion. He received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Arizona State University in 1996, where he researched fuel spray size distributions and their effect on spray...

Brian Walker is a very successful toy inventor and now rocketeer who is building his own launch vehicle to take him to space! Brian has been building the hardware, the infrastructure, and undergoing the training to make his launch a safe and successful adventure. He is also well along in the...

Fred von Lohmann has represented programmers, technology innovators, and individuals in litigation against every major record label, movie studio, and television network (as well as several cable TV networks and music publishers) in the United States. In addition to litigation, he is involved in...

Rand Simberg is a former project manager with Rockwell International having previously worked at the Aerospace Corporation. At Rockwell, he worked on a number of advanced concepts, including solar power satellites, launch and orbit transfer systems, space tethers, and lunar resource utilization...

David Ashford graduated from Imperial College in aeronautical engineering and spent one year at Princeton doing post-graduate research on rocket motor combustion instability. His first job, starting in 1961, was with the Hawker Siddeley Aviation spaceplane design team. He has worked as an...

Madhu Thangavelu conducts the ASTE527 graduate Space Exploration Architectures Concept Synthesis Studio in the Department of Astronautical Engineering within the Viterbi School of Engineering, and he is also a graduate thesis adviser in the School of Architecture at USC. He holds degrees in both...

Dr. Bruce Lusignan and the Stanford students mentioned above discuss the Stanford-Mars Program, space development programs in China and elsewhere, the European Small Satellite university programs. Dr. Lusignan and these students specialize in these Stanford and international programs in the...

The Suborbital Institute is the trade organization for suborbital space flight. Pat Bahn, its director, is also the CEO of TGV Rockets, a suborbital company shooting for commercial launches in 2005-6. Neil Milburn is part of the Armadillo Aerospace team and was with Pat at the quarterly...

Pat Bahn is the CEO of TGV Rockets and the Washington director of the Suborbital Institute, a trade association aimed at promoting the nascent suborbital launch industry. TGV Rockets is planning a piloted reusable suborbital launch vehicle, thus bringing to the market a new class and generation...

Elon Musk's SpaceX is the third company that he has founded. SpaceX was formed to revolutionize the access to space using its Falcon Explorer launch vehicle. Prior to SpaceX, Musk co-founded PayPal, the world's leading electronic payment system, and served as the company's Chairman and CEO....

Chris Gillman is the founder of Global Effects, Inc. His company has grown to be a creative force in motion pictures, television, and the commercial industry as he and his crew developed the Actor Climate System which is also known as the Cool Suit. He has won industry awards for this suit....

Frank White is a writer who has spent much of his career thinking about the implications of space exploration for human evolution. He has authored a total of 10 books, including: The Overview Effect, The SETI Factor, The New Camelot, March of the Millennia and Think About Space (with Isaac...

An accomplished journalist, sought-after space history expert and respected appraiser of space memorabilia, Robert Pearlman is the editor of collectSPACE.com, the leading online publication, resource site and community for space history enthusiasts. Prior to founding collectSPACE in 1999,...

Martin Berkovitz, with his unique talents and perspectives, is extremely well qualified to explore our spiritual connection to outer-space and why so many of us feel and believe that we have some type of spiritual relationship with space. Drawing from his own experiences as a spiritual teacher...

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