Board of Directors

Executive Committee

ADM James O. Ellis, Jr., USN (Ret.)
Former Commander, United States Strategic Command 
Former President and Chief Executive Officer, Institute of Nuclear Power Operations (INPO)
Annenberg Distinguished Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Vice Chairman
Gen. William L. Shelton, USAF (Ret.)
Former Commander, Air Force Space Command

Kay N. Sears
Vice President, Strategy and Business Development, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company (SSC)

Hoyt Davidson
Managing Partner, Near Earth LLC

Special Director of Education
Kathryn C. Thornton, Ph.D.
Professor, University of Virginia
Former NASA astronaut

Lon. C. Levin
President and CEO of GEOshare
Director Emeritus, Space Foundation Board of Directors


Richard F. Ambrose
Executive Vice President, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company

Alice Bunn, Ph.D.
Director of Policy, UK Space Agency

The Honorable Robert E.  Cramer
Managing Director, C2Group/FTI Consulting

John W. Elbon
Vice President and General Manager, The Boeing Company - Space Exploration

The Honorable Thomas C. Feeney, III
President and CEO, Associated Industries of Florida

Michael C. Gass
Former President and Chief Executive Officer, United Launch Alliance

Jeffrey D. Grant
Sector Vice President and General Manager, Space Systems, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems

Blake E. Larson
Chief Operating Officer, Orbital ATK

Amy Mainzer, Ph.D.
Senior Research Scientist, Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Fritz Merkle, Ph.D.
Member of the Executive Board, OHB

P.J. O'Rourke
Author and Political Satirist

Ronald M. Sega, Ph.D.
Director, Systems Engineering Programs, Colorado State University
Former NASA Astronaut

Richard R. Yuse
Vice President, Raytheon Company, President, Space and Airborne Systems

New Generation Space Leader
Victoria Alonsoperez
Founder, Chipsafer
Former Chair, Space Generation Advisory Council

Chairman Emeritus

William B. Tutt

President Emeritus

Richard P. MacLeod

Directors Emeritus

William F. Ballhaus, Jr., Ph.D.

Martin C. Faga

John B. Higginbotham

The Honorable Kenneth B. Kramer

Lon C. Levin

Gen. Thomas S. Moorman, Jr., USAF (Ret.)

The Honorable Jaime Oaxaca

The Honorable Robert S. Walker

Space Foundation Founders

J. Braxton Carter

The Honorable William Hybl

The Honorable Kenneth B. Kramer

Life Directors

The Honorable Edward C. Aldridge, Jr.

Anita M. Antenucci

The Honorable Barbara M. Barrett 

James M. Beggs

Guion S. Bluford, Jr., Ph.D.

Jaleh Daie, Ph.D.

Gary W. Ervin

Gen. Howell M. Estes, III, USAF (Ret.)

William MacDonald Evans

The Honorable Don Fuqua

The Honorable E. J. Garn

Paul Graziani

CAPT Frederick H. Hauck, USN (Ret.)

James B. Hayes

W. Bruce Kopper

Alexis C. Livanos, Ph.D.

Joanne M. Maguire

The Honorable Bill Nelson

Gen. John L. Piotrowski, USAF (Ret.)

The Honorable Charles Robb

Col. Brewster Shaw, Jr., USAF (Ret.)

VADM Richard H. Truly, USN (Ret.)

David Weldon, M.D.

Heidi R. Wood

Honorary Members

The Honorable Edward C. Aldridge, Jr.

Buzz Aldrin, Ph.D.

Norman R. Augustine

Jean-Jacques Dordain

Dr. Charles Elachi

CAPT James A. Lovell, Jr., USN (Ret.)

Dr. Hans Mark

The Honorable Peter B. Teets

VADM Richard H. Truly, USN (Ret.)

Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson

A. Thomas Young

CAPT John W. Young, USN (Ret.)