Jeff Krukin

Jeff Krukin’s space career began with boyhood evenings in the back yard gazing at the Moon. He has been an IBM Systems Engineer at NASA’s Johnson Space Center, Executive Director of the Space Frontier Foundation, Chairman of ProSpace and award-winning Director of its annual March Storm Congressional lobbying event, and now an aerospace & defense consultant. He provides leadership, marketing & communications, strategic planning, and business and economic development services. Clients have included Caterpillar, Blue Force Technologies, Strategy Analytics, North Carolina State University, SpaceWorks Engineering, the North Carolina Aerospace Alliance, Presence Displays, and the State of North Carolina. He has been a frequent conference speaker in the United States, Europe, Canada, Australia, Singapore, and Hong Kong, and has been interviewed for newspapers, magazines, radio, and television. Jeff is a published author since 1979, and most recently wrote the second edition of his industry primer, NewSpace Nation: America’s Emerging Entrepreneurial Space Industry. He was the lead author of The Aero/Space Economy in North Carolina: A Preliminary Assessment of Current Performance and Future Prospects, and a key contributor to North Carolina's Strategic Plan for Workforce Development in the Aviation and Aerospace Industries. He has written numerous articles, Op-Eds, and white papers, as well as book chapters. Current organizational involvement includes the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Commercial Space Group, and the Suborbital Transportation Working Group of the US Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee (COMSTAC). He created The Human-Space Connection® concept to re-frame the conversation about space exploration within a human-centric context. With his diverse experience and Master’s Degree in Future Studies, Jeff brings a unique and insightful perspective to space exploration, settlement, commercial development, and its economic value. His website is

Broadcast 2049 (Special Edition)

Guests: Tom Olson, Jeff Krukin. Topics: The NewSpace Business Plan Competition for 2013. Please direct all comments and questions regarding Space Show programs/guest(s) to the Space Show blog, Comments and questions should be relevant to the specific Space Show program. Written Transcripts of Space Show programs are a violation of our copyright and are not permitted without prior written consent, even if for your own use.

Broadcast 1706 (Special Edition)

Guest: Jeff Krukin. Topics: Space Vision & Space Policy. You are invited to comment, ask questions, & discuss the Space Show program/guest(s) on the Space Show blog, Comments, questions, & any discussion must be relevant & applicable to Space Show programming. Transcripts of Space Show programs are not permitted without prior written consent from The Space Show (even if for personal use) & are a violation of the Space Show copyright.

Broadcast 1154 (Special Edition)

Guest: Jeff Krukin. Topics: NEWSPACE NATION, spaceports, suborbital and orbital flight. Jeff Krukin was our guest today to tell us about his new monograph, "NEWSPACE NATION: America's Emerging Entrepreneurial Space Industry." You can see a sample of this monograph and order it from Jeff's website, Jeff explained how and why he wrote this monogram and we discussed different segments of the Newspace industry referred to as industry clusters.

Broadcast 953 (Special Edition)

Guests: ISDC Taped Interviews #2 with Sarah Pickens, Dr. Burton Lee, Frank White, David Beaver, Jeff Krukin, and Keith Ferrell. This is the second set of taped interviews from ISDC 2008 in Washington, DC. The three taped interviews are played back to back without breaks but there is a slight pause between each one. The first interview is with Sarah Pickens, daughter of Tim Pickens.

Broadcast 818 (Special Edition)

This program is the X Prize Cup 2007 series of interviews readied for the Sunday, Oct. 28, 2007 Space Show. In addition to the introduction to this special program, there are five separate interview tracks/panel discussions. They run continuously for about 2.5 hours without a break. However, you will know when each interview ends as the guest or the panel is appropriately thanked and the next guest or panel is introduced.

Broadcast 817 (Special Edition)

This is the set of interviews selected from those attending the Personal Space Flight Symposium in Las Cruces, NM. In the following order, you will hear first Jeff Krukin, Executive Director of the Space Frontier Foundation make an important announcement. After Jeff, Reda Anderson serves as co-host in a discussion with Sam Ximenes, President of Exploration Architecture Corporation regarding their upcoming part in the development of Spaceport America.

Broadcast 672 (Special Edition)

Jeff Krukin returned for this Space Show program and to turn the tables on me by interviewing me for The Space Show. He did a superb job as a guest host of The Space Show and I hope all of you enjoy this change of pace program. I commend Jeff for his great idea and enthusiasm to do this type of program. I know you the listeners will find it interesting, informative and entertaining. During the first segment of the show, Jeff brought us up to date with the Space Frontier Foundation and the coming SFF conference in the Washington, DC area from July 18-21, 2007.

Broadcast 548 (Special Edition)

Jeff Krukin, Executive Director of the Space Frontier Foundation (SFF) was with us today to talk about their important new White Paper. The White Paper, "Unaffordable and Unsustainable? Signs of Failure in NASA's Earth-to-orbit Transportation Strategy," is available for download at This paper puts fourth four recommendations by SFF to change current NASA policy regarding the VSE.

Broadcast 504 (Special Edition)

Jeff Krukin returned to The Space Show (SFF) to update us all on the new Space Frontier Foundation. During this program, Jeff, who is the Executive Director for SFF, spoke about the new projects being undertaken by SFF including the New Space 2006 conference scheduled for Las Vegas in July of this year. This conference has combined the previous SFF Return to the Moon Conference and the former annual fall conference into one larger conference which is now designated New Space 2006.

Broadcast 297 (Special Edition)

Jeff Krukin, the new Space Frontier Foundation (SFF) Executive Director, was the guest on this edition of The Space Show. Mr. Krukin spoke about new position with the Foundation and outlined new goals and programming for this year for the Space Frontier Foundation. In response to several questions from listeners, he went into detail about how the Foundation views issues and works to support an issue in alignment with its goals and mission. Listeners asked him about extracting favors for the SFF agenda in turn for the support SFF has given issues important to Congress.


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