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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...

Anatoly Zak – writer and illustrator specialized in the history of space exploration. Native of Russia, he attended School of Journalism at Moscow State University. Upon moving to the United States, he earned journalism degree from Syracuse University's Newhouse School of Public Communications....

Michelle Evans is the President of the Orange County Space Society (www.ocspace.org). In addition, Michelle Evans is founder and president of Mach 25 Media (www.Mach25Media.com) and is a writer, photographer, and...

Dr. Ryan L. Kobrick is an Assistant Professor of Spaceflight Operations (formerly Commercial Space Operations) in the College of Aviation at +Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach and...

Colin Stuart is an astronomy author who has talked to over a third of a million people about the universe. His books have sold more than 150,000 copies worldwide and been translated into seventeen languages. He's written over 150 popular science articles for publications including The Guardian,...

Dr. Namrata Goswami is an author, strategic analyst and consultant on counter-insurgency, counter-terrorism, alternate futures, and great power politics.  After earning her Ph.D. in international relations, she served for nearly a decade at India’s Ministry of Defense (MOD) sponsored think tank...

Dr. Alan Stern is a planetary scientist, space program executive, consultant, and author. He is serving as an Associate Vice President at the Southwest Research Institute and has his own aerospace consulting firm, with current and former clients including Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin, Richard...

Bernie Taylor is an independent naturalist, thought leader and author whose research explores the mythological connections and biological knowledge among prehistoric, indigenous and ancient peoples. His works in these areas include Biological Time (2004) and Before Orion: Finding...

Yalda Mousavinia is a co-founder of Space Cooperative, a new worker-owned cooperative that is creating a collective intelligence network for the strategic development of large scale projects to improve life on Earth and become a spacefaring civilization. The cooperative network will...

H. J. Melosh is a Distinguished Professor of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Science at Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN.  He also holds appointments in the departments of Physics and Astronomy and Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering at Purdue.  He received an AB degree in Physics...

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...

Bjarke has more than 30 years experience in Information & Communication Technology. He ran his own consulting company in Denmark, before moving to South Africa in 1999, where he worked with several IT companies at board level. He was instrumental in forming the South African Legal...

Dan Adamo is a graduate of the University of Rochester (BS Optical Engineering, 1975) and the University of Houston, Clear Lake City (MS Physical Sciences, 1981). From 1979 to 2008, he was employed as a contractor at Johnson Space Center. Throughout that interval, he was involved with space...

Liz Kennick has directed the Teachers in Space (TIS) program since 2011, initially as a project manager for the Space Frontier Foundation (SFF). In 2014 Liz and her management team incorporated TIS as an educational nonprofit organization in the state of New York.

A member of SFF’s Board...

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