Jerry Black is a retired engineer who worked for 40 years in the aerospace industry. His educational background includes a bachelor’s degree in Aerospace and Mechanical Sciences from Princeton University and a master’s degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Michigan. He worked for one year as a Rocket Test Engineer at Bell Aerosystems Company followed by 39 years as a Staff Engineer at GE Aviation. His interests include aircraft and rocket propulsion, space travel, Mars exploration and nuclear fusion power. As chair of the Ohio chapter of the Mars Society from 2009 through 2017, Jerry gave many talks to various groups on space related topics. Jerry has also been a member of the Space Development Steering Committee from 2015 through the present and has written several articles on space policy issues.