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Jason is a Research Scientist with the Space Science Institute and President of Integrated Spaceflight Services, serving as Principal Investigator of Project PoSSUM (Polar Suborbital Science in the Upper Mesosphere) campaign to study the polar mesosphere and noctilucent clouds structures using...

Christopher Stone (B.A., M.A., and M.S.) is a space policy and strategy professional in Washington, D.C. He has provided expertise and analysis for over eleven years supporting numerous government entities such as the National Security Space Office, Air Force International Affairs, National...

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...

Dr. Scott Gaudi is the Thomas Jefferson Professor for Discovery and Space Exploration in the Department of Astronomy at the Ohio State University.  A member of the faculty since 2006, Prof. Gaudi is a leader in the discovery and statistical characterization of extrasolar planets using a variety...

NASA Administrator (2005-2009). Nominated by President George W. Bush and confirmed by the United States Senate, Michael Griffin began his duties as the 11th Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration on April 14, 2005. As Administrator, he leads the NASA team and manages...

TRACEY L. KNUTSON _
QUALIFICATIONS SUMMARY
Tracey L. Knutson graduated from Montana State University with a B.S. in Sociology in 1983, and from the
University of Minnesota Law School (J.D. granted by University of Montana) in 1989. She served in the United
States Peace...

Lindy Elkins-Tanton is the director of the School of Earth and Space Exploration at Arizona State University and she is the Principal Investigator of the Psyche mission, selected as part of NASA’s Discovery program. Her research is on the formation of terrestrial planets, and the relationships...

TED SPITZMILLER began his professional career in the military at the
U.S. Army’s Ordnance Guided Missile School in Huntsville, Alabama.
He went on to nuclear weapons training at Sandia Base in New Mexico,
where he taught for two years in the Atomic Weapons Training Group. He...

Dr. Jurist was simultaneously a physicist and a medical researcher before becoming involved in business. He earned degrees in biophysics and nuclear medicine while he was at the UCLA School of Medicine with his dissertation work performed in the Division of Orthopedic Surgery. Dr. Jurist has...

Kim rediscovered space after searching for a new direction in life in 2013, when she recovered from a long-term fatigue condition. Since then she has taught herself as much as she can about space, and especially the Moon. She loved space exploration growing up, and when she saw the successes...

Marshall H. Kaplan, Ph.D., is a recognized expert in satellite and launch vehicle systems design and Engineering. He has participated in many new launch vehicle and satellite developments and has served as Chief Engineer on two launch vehicle programs. Dr. Kaplan was a member of the National...

Dr. WALLACE H. TUCKER, science spokesperson for the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory’s Chandra X-Ray Center, is the author of numerous papers and seven books, including Revealing the Universe, The Star Splitters, and The X-Ray Universe.

 

Scott Pace is the Director of the Space Policy Institute and Professor of the Practice of International Affairs at the George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs. He is also a member of the faculty of the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration...

Josh Guild is the Interim Executive Director of the Space Frontier Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to unleashing the power of free enterprise to lead a united humanity into the solar system. He joined the Foundation in early 2016 to apply his professional experience to enable the organization...

MICHAEL SUMMERS is a planetary scientist and professor of physics and astronomy at George Mason University. Since 1989, he has served on the mission teams of several NASA space probes in the role of science planning and interpretation of spacecraft observations. He is currently a coinvestigator...

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