Mr. Brent Sherwood is a space architect with 30 years of professional experience in the space industry. In a 17-year career at Boeing, he led concept engineering for human planetary exploration, manufacturing engineering for ISS module integration, and program development for many commercial and space science projects including Sea Launch, commercial modules for the ISS, and Mars Sample Return. Sherwood has been at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory since 2005. He is currently Program Manager for planetary mission formulation, funding and coaching teams that conceive and propose science mission concepts to NASA for exploring the solar system.
He has a B.A. in liberal arts from Yale, a Master of Architecture from the Yale School of Architecture, and an M.S. in aerospace engineering from the University of Maryland. He has published and presented over 50 papers on the exploration, development, and settlement of space; and the AIAA book Out of This World: The New Field of Space Architecture. He is a member of AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics), where he chairs the Space Architecture Technical Committee and is on the Executive Steering Committee for the annual Space Forum conference. He also serves on the Board of the American Astronautical Society.