Dr. Paul Eckert

Dr. Paul Eckert holds the position of International & Commercial Strategist within the Space Exploration division of The Boeing Company. In this role, Dr. Eckert develops strategies to strengthen global business relationships and explore new commercial markets. He serves as Coordinator of the international Space Investment Summit Coalition, which presents events linking investors and entrepreneurs in order to encourage investment in entrepreneurial innovation. Within the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Dr. Eckert chairs the Emerging Markets Working Group of the Space Enterprise Council. He also chairs the Entrepreneurship and Investment Technical Committee of the International Astronautical Federation and acts as commercial coordinator for the Lunar Exploration Analysis Group, which is chartered by the NASA Advisory Council. Having joined The Boeing Company in 2003, Dr. Eckert’s prior roles have involved space exploration planning, infrastructure design, Earth observation, space science, government relations, and communications. Previously, within the U.S. Department of Commerce, he helped promote the growth of the commercial space industry, as part of the Office of Space Commercialization. Earlier, in the NASA Office of Legislative Affairs, Dr. Eckert coordinated liaison with the U.S. Congress involving space and aeronautics research, information technology, systems engineering, and technology transfer to industry. Prior to this, he served as science and technology advisor to U.S. Senator John Breaux, a key member of the Senate Commerce Committee, with jurisdiction over NASA. Dr. Eckert holds a bachelor’s degree with high honors from Harvard University and a doctoral degree from Michigan State University.

Broadcast 840 (Special Edition)

Dr. Paul Eckert was our guest for this Space Show program which focused on the upcoming Space Investment Summit 3, Dec. 5-6, 2007 in San Jose, CA. Visit the Summit website at www.spaceinvestmentsummit.com. Dr. Eckert started our discussion with an overview of this meeting and we followed that by going through the list of speakers, keynotes, business plan presenters, conference structure. Listeners asked about the pricing, who can attend, the availability of audio after the conference ended, and more.

Broadcast 711 (Special Edition)

Paul Eckert, Tom Olson & Eva-Jane Lark were the guests for this Space Show program to discuss the recently held Space Investment Summit (http://www.spacecommerceroundtable.com/upcoming.html). This program focused on the Summit but also on space investment and space commerce. We noted many of the positive changes that have taken place over time, the quality of those attending this particular conference, speakers and presenters which can be found on the above referenced website, and the timing for such a summit.

Broadcast 621 (Special Edition)

Paul Eckert, Robert Dickman and Carl Walz were the guests for this special program to discuss making the VSE a long-term reality as well as the coming AIAA Dec. 4-6 2nd Space Exploration Conference which will be held in Houston. We started the panel discussion with Bob Dickman explaining why the AIAA has this conference and its role in helping to establish the VSE as a long-term reality for the nation. Paul Eckert of Boeing was next and he went through the conference agenda with us, focusing on the commercial panel and commercial opportunities stemming from the VSE.

Broadcast 424 (Special Edition)

Dr. Paul Eckert was the guest for this Space Show program. We discussed many aspects of plausible lunar commerce and Dr. Eckert's work with the Boeing Lunar Commerce Working Group. We focused on using the Moon for energy for both in space activities and for use here on Earth, especially solar power. However, other forms of possible energy forms and uses were discussed, especially with listener questions, and you will certainly want to hear Dr. Eckert's responses to these inquiries.

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