Mr. Lauer is a graduate of the University of Michigan College of Architecture & Urban Planning. He is a co-founder and Vice president of Business Development for Rocketplane Kistler Inc. He is also a successful real estate consultant and developer, and the President of Peregrine Properties, Ltd. in Lansing, Michigan. In that capacity, Lauer has been responsible for negotiating, obtaining regulatory approvals and arranging financing for over $350 million in successful real estate development projects. He has spent over 15 years researching potential business opportunities in space and was an advisor and contributor in this area to the landmark 1993 NASA / aerospace industry Commercial Space Transportation Study. He has published numerous general interest articles and technical papers on commercial space development. Mr. Lauer has been a consultant to Boeing and NASA on commercial space station development, a participant in the NASA New Space Industries Workshops, a member of the NASA / KPMG Commercial Space Ventures Advisory Team, and was a member of the Board of Directors of the Space Transportation Association’s Space Travel & Tourism Division. He is an Advocate and a member of the Board of Advisors of the Space Frontier Foundation.