Mr. Ian Christensen is an Analyst with Futron Corporation, focused on market and policy analysis in the aerospace sector. Ian has been with Futron since February 2008. He currently supports a range of commercial and governmental clients including the U.S. Trade and Development Agency, NASA’s Office of Safety and Mission Assurance, and several private sector and industry clients. Mr. Christensen has managed or served in lead analyst roles for several science and technology benchmarking projects for clients in Australia, Europe and Israel. Ian also served for 1.5 years on a NASA team tasked with managing the retirement of the Space Shuttle and the transitioning of resources to NASA's then-planned Constellation Program. Prior to Futron Ian was a research assistant at the Space Policy Institute at George Washington University; and served on the project staff for multiple studies at the National Academies of Science Committee on Science, Engineering and Public Policy. Mr. Christensen holds an M.A. in International Science and Technology Policy from the George Washington University and bachelor’s degrees in Biochemistry and Political Science from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.