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One day in 1978 Al Globus’ housemate brought home a stack of CoEvolution Quarterly issues, including an issue discussing Princeton professor Gerard O’Neill’s vision of free space settlements.  Al was electrified.  As soon as he graduated he got a job as a contractor at NASA Ames Research Center...

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...

John has a doctorate in theoretical particle physics from The College of William and Mary.  Currently he allows himself only one deep thought per month and instead tries to build things that are useful, make money or are fun.  His excellent children are grown but he has recently managed to...

Derek Webber is Developer of the “Gateway Earth” space policy initiative, which is an architecture using space tourism revenues to partially fund further exploration and development of the solar system. The approach relies upon establishing a joint governmental station/tourist hotel in...

Dr. Anita Sengupta is a rocket scientist and aerospace engineer who for the past 18 years has been developing spacecraft technologies that have enabled the exploration of Mars, Asteroids, and deep space. She started her career working on the launch vehicles and communications satellites. Her...

Dr. Andrew Siemion is an astrophysicist at the University of
California (UC), Berkeley and serves as Director of the UC
Berkeley Center for Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI)
Research. He is jointly affiliated with The Netherlands Institute
for Radio...

Jay Wittner serves as President of Integrated Space Analytics (the company behind the Integrated Space Plan), is a Founding Partner of the Space Finance Group, and is currently serving his 4th term on the National Space Society’s Board of Directors. He has been a member of the National Space...

Kirby Ikin is the Managing Director of Asia Pacific Aerospace Consultants (APAC), located in Sydney, Australia. APAC offers broad consulting services to the civil and commercial space industry, the evaluation of space based capabilities to meet Australian needs, market analysis, industry...

Dale Skran

Executive Vice President
National Space Society Board of Directors

After 17 years with Bell Labs (AT&T, Lucent Technologies), Dale Skran worked in several companies including Ascend Communications (VP of Enterprise...

DR. M.V. “COYOTE” SMITH, Colonel, USAF-Retired (PhD)

Dr. M.V. “Coyote” Smith, PhD, is a professor of strategic studies at the Air University's eSchool of Graduate Professional Military Education.  He retired from active duty in August 2016 while serving as professor of strategic space...

Dr. Marc Rayman is not only a top rocket scientist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory but also a magnificent communicator. He is currently the chief engineer and mission director for Dawn, the first spacecraft ever targeted to orbit two extraterrestrial destinations, the giant protoplanet Vesta...

Dwight Steven-Boniecki was born in Sydney, Australia in 1969 a few months before man walked on the moon. He spent much of his childhood fascinated with space exploration - growing up in the shadow of Apollo and under the direct influence of science fiction films such as Star Wars. The latter...

Laura Montgomery specializes in regulatory space law, with an emphasis on commercial space transportation and the Outer Space Treaties. She provides expert opinion on the Commercial Space Launch Act, its implementing regulations governing the launch of launch

vehicles, the reentry of...

Jim Cantrell , CEO and Founder of Vector Space, is a well known entrepreneur and expert in space systems and has 30 years of experience in the aerospace and high technology industries.  Jim was part of the SpaceX founding team and served as the company's first Vice President of Business...

Jeremy Straub is an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science at the North Dakota State University where he conducts research into the autonomous control of robots for ground, air and space applications. His work spans the gauntlet between technical development and answering...

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