Edward Wright is chairman of the United States Rocket Academy and project manager for Citizens in Space. Formerly known as Teachers in Space, Citizens in Space now includes university students, informal educators, and backyard hobbyists as well. As project manager for Citizens in Space, Edward Wright is responsible for recruiting, selecting, and training citizen astronauts; promoting citizen science; and overseeing the development and integration of approximately 100 citizen-science experiments to fly on suborbital flights. Previously, Edward Wright worked in the computer software industry for 20 years and was president of X-Rocket, LLC, which operated a high-performance MiG-21 jet fighter. His experience in citizen science projects includes collecting observations of Western lowland gorillas and New World cats.