Arthur Hingerty has worked as an engineer for 29 years. His responsibilities included launch operations engineering at the Kennedy Space Center on the Space Shuttle’s main propulsion system and on the shuttle orbiter’s payload electrical system; and research support engineering at the University of Florida’s Department of Physics low-temperature laboratories. He is presently a Senior Systems Engineer with a major aerospace company in the Denver area and has been affiliated with the MagLifter Research Consortium since 1996. As a graduate student in the Department of Political Science at the University of Colorado, Mr. Hingerty’s research focused on United States and international space policy. During this time he also worked as a policy advisor in the original Colorado Office of Space Advocacy. He has published several papers on the subjects of the political justifications for human space exploration and on state-sponsored space technology and commerce programs. Mr. Hingerty earned a Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering from Manhattan College, a Master of Science in Space Systems Technology from the Florida Institute of Technology, and a Master of Arts in Political Science and Public Policy from the University of Colorado.