In this episode, join Lee Steinke, Program Manager at Space Foundation Center for Innovation and Education , as we meet Gary Calnan, Co-Founder and CEO of CisLunar Industries, a space technology startup focused on developing, building, and operating distributed, on-orbit metal processing and space debris recycling facilities. With their industry partners, CisLunar Industries is revolutionizing the economics of space debris removal by transforming this costly clean-up effort into a massive self-sustaining economic opportunity. By treating space debris as a space resource, Gary aims to accelerate the development of a vibrant, diverse, commercially driven in-space economy.
In this role, Gary is applying his diverse background in entrepreneurship, capital markets, and corporate finance to building a key component of the emerging cislunar industrial economy. With a BA in Economics from the University of Colorado and a Charter from the CFA Institute, Gary took action with his life-long passion for space by completing the ISU Space Studies Program in 2017 and now strives to help lay the foundation for a sustainable human presence beyond Earth.
Co-Founder and CEO, CisLunar Industries