Charles Miller

Mr. Miller is the President of NexGen Space LLC, which provides client-based services at the intersection of commercial space, civil space, national security space, and public policy. Mr. Miller has served as a consultant to NASA, DARPA, the U.S. Air Force and many private firms. He also works with Renaissance Strategic Advisors, which specializes in innovative approaches to national security space, and teaches an online course titled "Secrets of Entrepreneurial Space" for HeatSpring. Mr. Miller recently served as NASA Senior Advisor for Commercial Space where he advised senior NASA leaders on commercial space options and strategies. He was the leader of the NASA team that evaluated emerging commercial space opportunities, where he led assessments of commercial orbital debris mitigation and removal, satellite servicing, commercial reusable launch vehicles (RLVs), and funded Space Act Agreements. He was a member of the 2009 NASA study team that proposed the creation of a new NASA technology mission directorate, leading to the creation of the Office of the Chief Technologist and the Space Technology Mission Directorate. He also served as NASA program executive for the Commercial Reusable Suborbital Research (CRuSR) program, manager of NASA's Commercial RLV Technology Roadmap study, and the leader of NASA's propellant depot study team. Prior to coming to NASA, Mr. Miller co-founded Nanoracks LLC, a disruptive entrepreneurial venture that has delivered over 200 customer payloads to the ISS, including many nanosatellites from firms such as Planet Labs. He is the co-founder and former President and CEO of Constellation Services International, Inc. (CSI), which was a leading competitor for commercial ISS cargo delivery in the early 2000s. In the 1990s, Miller was the founder and President of ProSpace, which was called "The Citizens' Space Lobby". Under Mr. Miller, ProSpace was instrumental in the passage of space-related legislative initiatives, including the Commercial Space Act of 1998, funding for NASA's X-33, X-37 and Space Solar Power programs, and the U.S. Air Force’s RLV Technology Development program. Miller is here to talk about what is called a "Citizens' Space Agenda" and March Storm 2015, which will be taking place the week of March 16th to the US Congress. Private citizens around the country will be traveling to Washington, DC -- on their own dime and their own time -- to advocate for the Citizens Space Agenda. He is also coordinating a budding partnership of the Space Frontier Foundation, the National Space Society and many other non-profit groups to support the Citizens' Space Agenda, and to transform national space policy.

Broadcast 2631

Guests:  Tom Marotta, Josh Jenkins, Charles Miller;  Topics:  March Storm 2016, space advocacy, commercial space development.  Please direct all comments and questions regarding specific Space Show programs & guest(s) to the Space Show blog which is part of archived program on our website, www.thespaceshow.com.  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 2528 (Special Edition)

Guest: Charles Miller. Topic: The "Evolvable Lunar Architecture that Leverages Commercial Space Capabilities and Public Private Partnerships" study. Please direct all comments and questions regarding Space Show programs/guest(s) to the Space Show blog, http://thespaceshow.wordpress.com. 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 2414 (Special Edition)

Guest: Charles Miller. Topics: March Storm, Citizen Space Agenda, CATS, space settlement, commercial space stations, commercial crew & cargo. Please direct all comments and questions regarding Space Show programs/guest(s) to the Space Show blog, http://thespaceshow.wordpress.com. 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 2096 (Special Edition)

Guest: Charles Miller. Topics: Commercial space, small satellites, commercial crew, human spaceflight & more. Please direct all comments and questions regarding Space Show programs/guest(s) to the Space Show blog, http://thespaceshow.wordpress.com. 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 997 (Special Edition)

Guests: Dr. Jeff Foust and Charles Miller returned to The Space Show to discuss their three part series, "The Vision for Space Exploration and the retirement of the Baby Boomers," in The Space Review. We started the discussion today with the introduction to the problem as they see it. Baby Boomers will soon be retiring and taxing the entitlement and other support aspects of the U.S. budget. Thus, there will be fewer funds available for the discretionary budget including NASA and programs such as the VSE.

Broadcast 869 (Special Edition)

Guests: Andy Turner and Charles Miller. Andy Turner and Charles Miller were the guests today to discuss their joint team approach to the NASA COTS competition. In addition to the NASA COTS discussion, we also held a special contest for the best call-in question of the program. The prize was an once-in-a-lifetime tour of the High Bay at Space Systems/Loral in order to see how satellites are actually made. Our winner was Marshall Martin of Dallas, TX. You will want to hear his show-stopping question in the third segment of the show.

Broadcast 826 (Special Edition)

Charles Miller was the guest for this Space Show program. Charles continued our discussion on space based solar power (SBSP) and the recent NSSO report, but this time more from the business case and financial perspective as he was a leading participant in helping to research and provide reliable and useable information for the NSSO in their study. During this interview, Charles was asked many questions by listeners about the global reach and effectiveness of a potential space based solar power system, closing the business case for SBSP, and even terrestrial energy options.

Broadcast 540 (Special Edition)

Charles Miller, CEO of Constellation Services Incorporated (CSI) returned to The Space Show with this program. Mr. Miller began the discussion with an explanation of the COTS program, what it is and what it is not. From there we discussed the two winners and what NASA is obligated to do with the product developed by both or either of the companies. For example, since COTS is not a services acquisition program but instead a demonstration program, there is nothing to sell to NASA as defined by this type of program.

Broadcast 361 (Special Edition)

Charles Miller, CEO of Constellation Services International, Inc. (CSI), was the guest for this Space Show Program. Mr. Miller brought us up to date with CSI activities and programs, including a contractor with t/Space and the CSI Lunar Express System. This discussion evolved to exploring NASA, its leadership under the new administrator, and some of its programming and planned programming. Mr. Miller spoke a lot about the importance of reality checks and business planning and the need to be equally attentive to the political landscape that can influence space policy and businesses. Mr.

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