Meet the Team

Join us as we build the frontier.

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Deep Space Industries Advisors

Dr. David Alexander Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Director – Rice Space Institute
Gavin Beer Metallurgical Consultant, Principal, Met-Chem Consulting Pty Ltd./Australia
Howard Bloom Author, Founder – Space Development Steering Committee
Rick Citron Co-Founder, SpaceHab, Partner, Citron and Deutsch Law Firm
Dr. Jose-Luis Galache Acting Deputy Director, IAU Minor Planet Center
Chris George Mineral Processing and Chemical Engineering Consultant/Australia
Alan Hale Astronomer and Co-discoverer of comet Hale-Bopp
Dr. David Hyland Director, Space Science and Space Engineering Research/Texas A&M University
Chris Stott Chairman Emeritus at Society of Satellite Professionals International

Dr. Stephen Mackwell Director, Lunar Planetary Institute – USRA
Geoff Notkin Writer/Host of “Meteorite Men” on the Science Channel
Marc Rayman Chief engineer and mission director for NASA’s only mission to the asteroid belt
Dr. Ivan Rosenberg Co-founder & Executive Director at The Aerospace & Defense Forum
Marco Tantardini Space engineer, Collaborator – Keck Institute for Space Studies
Madhu Thangavelu Professor, University of Southern California/Viterbi School of Engineering
Charles Walker First commercial astronaut/space shuttle payload specialist
Dr. Feng Hsu Former Lead Engineer, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Sam Spencer Process Consultant, Etiam Engineering

News from Deep Space:

Asteroid Profile: 2017 BS5

An asteroid the size of a football field is headed straight towards us. And it will be here within days. But not to worry because 2017 BS5 will pass by Earth at a safe yet cosmically-snug gap of just 3.15 lunar distances (roughly 756,000 miles). Discovered this February, 2017 BS5 is one of five near-Earth asteroids with close approaches the folks at NASA and the Jet Propulsion Lab have their eye on. Read More…

Deep Space Industries Secures NASA Aerobrake Funding

The NIAC grant will research the manufacturing of an aerobrake system from the asteroid’s regolith (soil) collected from mining operations. The aerobrake system would act as a large heat shield that would allow the spacecraft to pass through Earth’s atmosphere, creating enough drag to slow down the payload without using propellant. Read More…

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