Peter Worden is the Chairman of the Breakthrough Prize Foundation and the former director of NASA Ames Research Center. He has authored/co-authored upwards of 150 scientific papers in space sciences, astrophysics and strategic studies.
Prof. Michael Waltemathe
Michael Waltemathe is the senior lecturer in the Department of Protestant Theology at Ruhr-University Bochum in Germany. He has published several articles in the fields of Spaceflight and Religion, Media and Religion, and Religious Education. He has edited Touching the face of the Cosmos, On the Intersection of Spaceflight and Religion, Fordham University Press NY 2016
Prof. John F. Mustard
John Mustard is a Professor of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences and Professor of Environmental Studies at Brown University.
Prof. Michael Lye
Michael Lye is is an Industrial Designer and educator teaching advanced studios and seminars at RISD. He is currently Senior Critic and NASA Coordinator, and specializes in human centered design with an emphasis on design research and analysis
Prof. Phil Metzger
Dr. Phil Metzger is a planetary scientist with the Florida Space Institute at the University of Central Florida. His research led to NASA’s effort to protect the historic lunar sites from rocket exhaust blast effects. He co-founded NASA’s biannual Workshop on Granular Materials in Lunar and Martian Exploration and was selected as Kennedy Space Center’s Scientist/Engineer of the Year in 2011.
Dr. Rick Fleeter
Dr. Rick Fleeter founded the small satellite and communications company AeroAstro Inc. where he served as CEO for 21 years. AeroAstro employed 100 people dedicated to making space more accessible and appropriate to every day needs and to improving the space resource user experience. He is also an Adjunct Associate Professor at Brown University's School of Engineering.