Mike Snead is the president and founder of the Spacefaring Institute (SpacefaringInstitute.com), the author of the blog SpacefaringAmerica.net, and publisher of the Drudge-like spacefaring news aggregation website SpacefaringInstitute.news. He is a registered professional engineer, Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), member of the IEEE, and an author at the online The Space Review and the online Journal of Space Philosophy. A list of his publications is available at mikesnead.net. Mike Snead’s professional experience includes direct support for the fully-reusable orbital access Air Force Transatmospheric Vehicle (TAV) Project, the National Aerospace Plane program (X-30), and the Delta Clipper Experimental (DC-X) project in the 1980s and 1990s. His current focus is on advocating for America’s transition into a true human commercial spacefaring nation to undertake space-based sustainable energy such as space solar power with emphasis on the enabling spacefaring logistics capabilities.