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Jeffrey L Smith turned his lifelong passion for space into a career as a rocket propulsion engineer. For the past 8 years, he has worked in the aerospace and defense industry, with a focus on launch and in-space propulsion systems. He graduated from from Brigham Young University where he...

Daniel Suarez is a New York Times bestselling author, TEDGlobal speaker, and former systems analyst. His unique brand of high-tech fiction explores the causes and impacts of rapid technological change. The author of six novels, his latest, "Delta-v," is a realistic space-tech adventure depicting...

Jay Wittner serves as President of Integrated Space Analytics (the company behind the Integrated Space Plan), is a Founding Partner of the Space Finance Group, and has served 4 terms on the National Space Society’s Board of Directors. He has been a member of the National Space Society and other...

Kim rediscovered space after searching for a new direction in life in 2013, when she recovered from a long-term fatigue condition. Since then she has taught herself as much as she can about space, and especially the Moon. She loved space exploration growing up, and when she saw the successes...

Professor Connolly is founding Chair and a Professor of Geology of the Department of Geology at Rowan University. He is Co-Investigator and Mission Sample Scientist (MSS) and Co-Investigator of the OSIRIS-REx space mission, NASA’s New Frontiers 3 asteroid sample return mission. He is also a Co-...

Dr. Mike Gruntman (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Gruntman) is professor of astronautics at the Viterbi School of Engineering of the University of Southern California (USC).  He served as the founding chairman (2004-2007) of the...

Dennis Wingo is the author of the recently published book, "Moonrush: Improving Life on Earth with the Moon's Resources." He was a founder of Orbital Recovery Corporation and CEO/President of Skycorp, Inc. He is a 22-year veteran of the computer, academic, and space communities and was an...

David Grinspoon is an astrobiologist, award-winning science communicator, and prize-winning author. He is a Senior Scientist at the Planetary Science Institute and Adjunct Professor of Astrophysical and Planetary Science at the University of Colorado. His research focuses on climate evolution on...

Rod Pyle is a space author, journalist and historian. He has written 13 books on space history, exploration and development for major publishers that have been published in seven languages. His frequent articles have appeared in Space.com, LiveScience, Futurity, Huffington Post and ...

Dr. Christopher Morrison is an Astro Nuclear Engineer working at UltraSafe Nuclear Corporation (USNC) in Seattle, WA on nuclear fission power for space applications. Chris was inspired by Burt Rutan and the Ansari X Prize in 2004 to pursue a career in aerospace engineering. After graduating from...

Ian Fichtenbaum is a Senior Vice President and the Space and Satellite Specialist at the American Industrial Acquisition Corporation (www.aiac.com), a privately-held group of industrial companies spanning over 80 locations in 24...

Chris Carberry is the Executive Director and co-founder of Explore Mars, Inc., which was created to promote science and technology innovation and education with a use for Mars exploration. Chris has been actively involved in the space exploration advocacy community for many years. Prior to...

Henry Vanderbilt was a space-struck kid watching a Mercury launch on TV when someone explained that the Atlas rocket cost ten million dollars and they threw it away each flight. It precociously dawned on him that nobody was ever likely to pay for him to go to...

In 1993, Michael Wallis co-founded the Experimental Rocket Propulsion Society, a 501(c)(3) non-profit liquid fuel rocket engine design and test team. He has served, at various times, as President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Director, and as Chairman of the Board. He is currently the...

CBS News:space is written, edited and maintained by CBS News space analyst William Harwood, who has covered America's space program full time for three decades, focusing primarily on space shuttle operations, assembly of the International Space Station and planetary exploration. Based at the...

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