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.