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John E. Brandenburg is a theoretical plasma physicist who was born in Rochester Minnesota, and grew up in Medford Oregon. He obtained his BA in Physics, with a Mathematics minor, from Southern Oregon University in 1975 and obtained his MS in 1977 and PhD in Plasma Physics both from University of...

Rutgers University: Dr. Haym Benaroya is a professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Rutgers University. He is also a noted lecturer at national and international space conferences and a space advocate. He received both his Ph.D. and Masters in Engineering from the University of...

Hannah Kaplan is a planetary scientist at Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) in Boulder, CO, where she recently began working on the OSIRIS-REx science team. She uses infrared spectroscopy to remotely characterize the chemistry and mineralogy of planetary surfaces.

Recently, Hannah’s...

Mark Sundahl is the Charles R. Emrick Jr.- Calfee, Halter & Griswold Professor of Law at Cleveland State University’s Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.  Prof. Sundahl has written broadly and spoken around the world on various issues in the field of space law, ranging from...

Originally from LaGrande, Oregon, “Dave” Hook grew up in the Seattle, Washington area on Bainbridge Island. After graduating high school he won an appointment to the U.S. Air Force Academy. There he served as a cadet soaring instructor and graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in...

Dr. Jason Kalirai is an astronomer at STScI, He studies the formation and evolution of stars and galaxies in the local universe. His current research interests involve imaging and spectroscopic observations of resolved stellar populations, such as nearby star...

George Lordos is a graduate of the University of Oxford (1991) and the MIT Sloan School of Management (2000). He is currently a MIT System Design & Management fellow and a doctoral student at MIT’s Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, advised by Prof. Olivier de Weck and Prof. Jeffrey...

Honorary Research Fellow, Buckingham Centre for AstrobiologyBarry E. DiGregorio’s scientific interests include the study of the geology, geomicrobiology and history of the Great Lakes region in the United States and Canada. Barry also studies ichnology – a...

John Connolly

NASA: Lead, Human Mars Study Team

John Connolly is currently leading NASA’s Human Mars Study team, which provides expert analysis of human Mars architectural options to inform NASA decisions on human Mars missions. Connolly’s team represents the Agency’s long term...

Degreed aerospace manager/senior executive with 35+ years of experience in NASA and aerospace industry. Led Hawaii state government’s Pacific International Space Center for Exploration Systems (PISCES) as Executive Director. Led legislative affairs between Hawaii state legislature, congressional...

Brendan Cunningham is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Eastern Connecticut State University.  He has published numerous peer reviewed papers and book chapters on the topics of space economics and media economics and he previously served as a co-editor of the Journal of Media Economics. ...

Christian Davenport is a staff writer at The Washington Post covering the defense and space industries for the Financial desk. He joined The Post in 2000, and has written about the DC-area sniper shootings, the Abu Ghraib prison scandal and the burial problems at Arlington National...

Award-winning science writer and veteran space reporter. Formerly of NBCNews.com. The author of "The Case for Pluto: How a Little Planet Made a Big Difference."

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...

CBS News:space is written, edited and maintained by CBS News space analyst William Harwood, who has covered America's space program full time for three decades, focusing primarily on space shuttle operations, assembly of the International Space Station and planetary exploration. Based at the...

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