Space4U Podcast

Space4U Podcast: Jack Gregg, Author of ‘The Cosmos Economy’

Written by: Space Foundation Editorial Team


In this episode:

We meet Dr. Jack Gregg, author of the forthcoming book The Cosmos Economy, currently scheduled for publication on March 14, 2021. Dr. Gregg has served in corporate learning as the Founding Dean of the Space Sector Corporate University at Northrop Grumman, and in the nonprofit sector as Executive Director of the California Space Authority.

Dr. Gregg has also held leadership positions in public and private higher education, as Associate Dean of Graduate Programs at Loyola Marymount University, and as Assistant Dean at the University of California-Irvine, California State University-Long Beach, and the University of California-Riverside.

In our conversation, Dr. Gregg discusses what the cosmos economy is, how the drivers for the cosmos economy are different compared to those of the space economy, the role of governments in developing the cosmos economy, and the skills and jobs that are going to be in the highest demand.

Referring to the questions he’s sought to answer in his research and writing, Dr. Gregg says, “What are the industries that will thrive in space? How will space business differ from Earth business? How will the cosmos economy impact Earth’s industries and economy? When will all this stuff start to happen? And how will investors and entrepreneurs know they’re on the right track?”

To learn more about the cosmos economy visit, and to preorder Dr. Gregg’s book, go to

Note: This podcast was recorded in December 2020 and mentions an anticipated publication date for “The Cosmos Economy” in January 2021. The confirmed release date for the book is now March 14, 2021.

Transcript: Space4U podcast, Jack Gregg
Hi there. This is Rich Cooper with the Space Foundation. And this is the Space4U podcast —conversations with the diverse men and women who are part of today's space community, and making amazing things happening today. We're joined by Dr. Jack Gregg, author of the forthcoming book called The Cosmos…
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