James Pura

James Pura, 29, has years of experience in the aerospace industry, including working at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Boeing, and Space Exploration Technologies. Within the Foundation, Pura has Co-Chaired some of our most successful NewSpace Conferences and serves as Advocates Coordinator. He has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, San Diego, and currently operates a real estate investment company in Southern California.

Broadcast 1183 (Special Edition)

Guests: James Pura and Ryan McLinko. Topics: NewSpace 2009, lunar opportunities, Kool-Aid, NASA Ames. Our guests, James Pura and Ryan McLinko are the co-chairs of the upcoming NewSpace 2009 conference to be held July 17-20 at NASA Ames in Mountain View, Ca. For more information about NewSpace 2009, please visit http://newspace2009.spacefrontier.org. James and Ryan went through some of the featured programming and keynote speakers. We talked about the $5,000 Heinlein Prize that will be given to the winner of the business plan competition.

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