Rick Zucker

Rick Zucker, who serves as the Director of Political Outreach for Explore Mars, Inc., is a leader in space advocacy and in developing space policy. Since 2008 and continuing to the present day, Rick has chaired the "Legislative Blitz", a grassroots visit to Congress by the Space Exploration Alliance, a collaboration of non-profit space advocacy organizations. Rick also chairs Explore Mars, Inc.'s grassroots visits to Congress known as "Mars Day on the Hill".  He is also an integral member of the Development Team for the Humans to Mars Report, an annual report which provides a comprehensive analysis of progress in the technical, political, and scientific fields, as well as in public perception, relative to the human exploration of Mars. Rick is also a participant in the Mars Affordability and Sustainability Workshops, including serving as one of three Senior Editors for the report from the second of those workshops (which was held at Caltech's Keck Institute for Space Studies in Pasadena in October 2014). Rick has also written, co-authored, and/or edited articles/op-eds on space policy/space advocacy. Prior to joining Explore Mars, Inc., Rick served the National Space Society (NSS) in many capacities, including Executive Vice President, Chair of the Policy Committee, and as a member of the Board of Directors. Professionally, Rick is an experienced trial and appellate attorney, with over 30 years in private practice representing individuals and businesses in a variety of civil matters. 

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