Matt Everingham

Matt Everingham is a graduate of University of California San Diego, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering. During his time at UCSD, Matt participated in several student design projects. As a member of UCSD's American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Design Build Fly team, he contributed to the design, analysis, fabrication and integration of composite structures for an Uncrewed Aerial Vehicle (UAV). This project culminated in an international competition held in Maryland. As a senior, Matt participated in a design study of an extremely high maneuverability Uncrewed Combat Aerial Vehicle (UCAV) concept, a project mentored by The Boeing Company. After serving as an intern in the California Space Authority's Sacramento office, where he contributed to public and policymaker awareness of space enterprise activities, Matt is currently a member of CSA's corporate team serving as Manager of Engineering Programs. In this capacity he is responsible for managing the Regolith Excavation Challenge, MoonROx Challenge, New Space Professionals Working Group, and several projects under the WIRED initiative. Matt is responsible for the project management and technical management of the Regolith Excavation Challenge and Moon Regolith Oxygen (MoonROx) Challenge; prize competitions being executed under the NASA Centennial Challenges Program. These challenges are intended to accelerate technology development in the area of in-situ resource utilization (ISRU) for lunar missions and to develop a community around lunar ISRU, providing an avenue by which members of the public can contribute to the advancement of ISRU technologies. As the staff liaison to the New Space Professionals Working Group, Matt is engaged with the issues raised by the recruiting, integration, and retention of new space professionals into the space enterprise workforce. The working group seeks to give CSA members and other space community stakeholders insight into the perspectives of new space professionals and the various challenges resulting from the unique history of space enterprise

Broadcast 992 (Special Edition)

Guests: Andrea Seastrand and Janice Dunn with Matt Everingham of the California Space Authority (CSA), followed by Ken Davidian of NASA, followed by Jim Buenrostro of the team Technology Ranch at the NASA Lunar Regolith Challenge at Cal Poly were our guests for this set of taped interviews. We start this set of interviews with a message from me, your host of the Space Show, regarding the Falcon 1 launch attempt and my comments about it. As you will hear, I relate these comments and events to the Challenge which took place at Cal Poly this weekend.

Broadcast 977 (Special Edition)

Guests: Wil Simon and Matt Everingham were the guests for this Space Show program in order to discuss the upcoming NASA 2008 Regolith Excavation Challenge from August 2-3, 2008 in San Luis Obispo, CA on the campus of Cal Poli. Wil and Matt explained the competition, some of the rules, and fielded lots of listener questions ranging from He3 to telling us about the judges for the contest. You can learn more about this contest at their website: www.regolith.csewi.org/.

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