Jeffrey Manber

NanoRacks is the first company that to develop, own and market commercially its own research hardware as part of the U.S. National Lab on International Space Stanton. As Managing Director of NanoRacks, Jeff Manber brings together three decades of experience in bringing innovative space projects to the marketplace, both in the manned and unmanned space exploration and utilization. His experience includes working as an adviser to the chairman of PanAmSat, the first privately owned international satellite venture, that ended the Intelsat monopoly international satellite data communications. He also co-developed the first fund dedicated to commercial space on Wall Street (Shearson Lehman) and served in the Reagan Administration helping to create the Office of Space Commerce in the Department of Commerce. In the early 1990's Jeffrey served as the Head of the American office in Washington for the Russian space company RKK Energia and helped facilitate the current cooperation between the Russian and American space programs. As CEO of MirCorp, which leased the Russian space station Mir, Jeff is the only businessman to have ever marketed an orbiting space station and conducted a commercial manned mission to space (MirCorp-1.) While leading MirCorp, Manber signed media and entertainment deals with space tourist Dennis Tito, Survivor television producer Mark Burnett and movie producer James Cameron. The author of numerous articles and two books, his second (Selling Peace) chronicles his time working with the Russian space program. Jeff has also served as an adviser to numerous organizations, companies and governments around the world on issues ranging from commercial space development to international trade policy.

Broadcast 1591 (Special Edition)

Guest: Jeff Manber. Topics: LEO commercial development with NanoRacks, the ISS, NASA & more. You are invited to comment, ask questions, and discuss the Space Show program/guest(s) on the Space Show blog, Comments, questions, and any discussion must be relevant and applicable to Space Show programming. Transcripts of Space Show programs are not permitted without prior written consent from The Space Show (even if for personal use) & are a violation of the Space Show copyright.

Broadcast 1276 (Special Edition)

Guest: Jeffrey Manber. Topics: Mir Space Station, Russian space capitalism, NASA, space commerce. Jeffrey Manber returned for this two part Space Show program to talk about his new Apogee book, "Selling Peace: Inside The Soviet Conspiracy That Transformed the U.S. Space Program." This book is available on the OGLF website as an Amazon partner so if you buy it through the OGLF site, Amazon makes a contribution to The Space Show. Please use

Broadcast 1073 (Special Edition)

Guest: Jeffrey Manber was the guest for this special program. We started our discussion with a walk back through history with the Mir Space Station, MirCorp, the Dennis Tito space tourism experience, Russian contracts, Energia, and much more. As Jeffrey was the man behind it all, listen to how doors were opened, how the Russians were willing to work with MirCorp to have a commercial business with the Mir Space Station and to fly Dennis Tito to Mir, then the ISS. You will hear about the three blocks that got in the way of MirCorp success.

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