Guests

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...

Bill Simon is currently a sales engineer doing business development and sales for high-technology companies. His experience includes over 14 years as a manufacturer's representative in Southern California specializing in complex RF and microwave components, composites and instrumentation. From...

PAT PATTERSON

DIRECTOR, ADVANCED CONCEPTS

Space Dynamics Laboratory/Utah State University

 

With nearly 30 years of experience in the space industry, Dr. Patterson has a distinctive and broad history in space systems engineering for upper atmospheric research as well...

Charles Swenson is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Utah State University. He teaches graduate level courses in the area of space engineering and space science and undergraduate courses in analog circuits. His research activities are split between space science,...

Jane Reifert joined Incredible Adventures in 1993 as a marketing assistant. In addition to overseeing worldwide adventure operations, Jane handles the company's marketing and media relations. She's the author of Executive Adventures, a guide for excitement-deprived individuals, and offers advice...

Jordin Kare is the co-founder and chief scientist at LaserMotive, a Seattle-area startup which won the NASA Centennial Challenge competition for power beaming in 2009, and is now developing laser power beaming for aerospace and industrial use . He's one of the leading physicists in the field of...

John Spencer is a space architect with over twenty five years of award winning design experience. He has built a career that is a balance between the design and finance professions. He is a pioneer in what he calls "The Design Frontier." He creates, designs, and develops his own space tourism,...

Molly Kenna Macauley is a Senior Fellow with Resources for the Future (RFF), Washington DC. RFF was established at the request of President Truman, acting upon a recommendation of the William Paley Commission, as a “think tank” focusing on the economics of natural resources. At RFF, Dr. Macauley...

Dr. Alan Hale is an astronomer and the co-discoverer of Comet Hale-Bopp in 1995. Dr. Hale is the founder of Southwest Institute for Space Research which is dedicated to furthering space research, diplomacy and education through space studies, and space commerce. Dr. Hale is also an expert on...

Marilyn Glass (Marf) has a BS degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park and an MS in Technology Management from the University of Maryland, University College. She currently works as a Flight Operations Engineer on a team caring for the nation's weather...

Tom Hill attended Penn State University under an Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) scholarship and graduated in 1990 with a degree in Aerospace Engineering. The night before graduation he received a commission in the Air Force as a second lieutenant. While waiting to enter active...

"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...

Timothy Bendel is the president of Frontier Astronautics. He received an M.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1997 and started his career with Lockheed Martin Astronautics in Denver. He worked there as a Rocket Propulsion Engineer for over seven years on...

Sir Charles Shults III worked at Martin Marietta Aerospace for 10 years on weapons systems and computer based automated test equipment. He wrote the nuclear EMP test software for the Pershing II missile system, worked on Patriot, the Copperhead tank killer, and Advanced Attack Helicopter systems...

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