ARCH MISSION TEAM

Nova Spivack is a technology futurist, serial entrepreneur, angel investor, and one of the leading voices on the next-generation of search, AI, big data, and the Web.

Nova Spivack is a technology futurist, serial entrepreneur, angel investor, and one of the leading voices on the next-generation of search, AI, big data, and the Web.

NOVA SPIVACK

Co-Founder and Chairman

Nick Slavin is CEO and co-founder of Fuzionaire, a breakthrough chemistry venture out of a Caltech Nobel Laureate's lab; managing partner of seed-stage venture capital firm EES Ventures; and founder and chairman of the Slavin Family Foundation, whose Slavin Fellowship supports world-changing student entrepreneurs.

Nick Slavin is CEO and co-founder of Fuzionaire, a breakthrough chemistry venture out of a Caltech Nobel Laureate's lab; managing partner of seed-stage venture capital firm EES Ventures; and founder and chairman of the Slavin Family Foundation, whose Slavin Fellowship supports world-changing student entrepreneurs.

NICK SLAVIN

Co-Founder and President

Michael Paul is the Space Exploration Mission Formulation Lead at the Applied Physics Lab at Johns Hopkins University, where he is developing missions for the future of solar system exploration, building on APL's success exploring Mercury, Pluto, and other exotic targets.

Michael Paul is the Space Exploration Mission Formulation Lead at the Applied Physics Lab at Johns Hopkins University, where he is developing missions for the future of solar system exploration, building on APL's success exploring Mercury, Pluto, and other exotic targets.

MICHAEL PAUL

Science and Engineering Lead

Peter is a professor in the ORC at the University of Southampton pursuing his interests in ground-breaking optical phenomena. He discovered the fundamental constituent of the concept of 5D optical memory, which exhibits unprecedented durability and practically unlimited lifetime (www.5DMemoryCrystal.com). He is a celebrated scientific author winning awards for his outstanding and imaginative scientific contributions, and is a Fellow of the Optical Society of America.

Peter is a professor in the ORC at the University of Southampton pursuing his interests in ground-breaking optical phenomena. He discovered the fundamental constituent of the concept of 5D optical memory, which exhibits unprecedented durability and practically unlimited lifetime (www.5DMemoryCrystal.com). He is a celebrated scientific author winning awards for his outstanding and imaginative scientific contributions, and is a Fellow of the Optical Society of America.

PETER KAZANSKY

Senior Technical Advisor

 
Jacobson was inspired by the first XPRIZE competition to personally and professionally involve himself in the entrepreneurial space industry through research, advocacy, investment, and leadership.  Jacobson co-founded 62MileClub focused on connected the emerging commercial spaceflight sector with the mainstream public. Jacobson also co-founded Aerospace& Defense Forum a global aerospace and defense leadership community of over 1500 executives that provides opportunities for sharing of information and analysis, mutual support and encouragement, partnering, innovation, and performance breakthroughs. Robert was a principal with Space Angels Network which targeted early stage investment opportunities in the aerospace sector. Jacobson completed the International Space University’s Space Studies Program (2016) at the Technion Institute in Haifa, Israel. During that time, Jacobson co-authored a white paper on ways to improve existing land administration administration infrastructure infrastructure by leveraging blockchain technology and high resolution geospatial data. Jacobson contributes articles on the emerging commercial spaceflight industry and is completing his first book titled  “Astropreneurs.”

Jacobson was inspired by the first XPRIZE competition to personally and professionally involve himself in the entrepreneurial space industry through research, advocacy, investment, and leadership. 

Jacobson co-founded 62MileClub focused on connected the emerging commercial spaceflight sector with the mainstream public. Jacobson also co-founded Aerospace& Defense Forum a global aerospace and defense leadership community of over 1500 executives that provides opportunities for sharing of information and analysis, mutual support and encouragement, partnering, innovation, and performance breakthroughs.

Robert was a principal with Space Angels Network which targeted early stage investment opportunities in the aerospace sector.

Jacobson completed the International Space University’s Space Studies Program (2016) at the Technion Institute in Haifa, Israel. During that time, Jacobson co-authored a white paper on ways to improve existing land administration administration infrastructure infrastructure by leveraging blockchain technology and high resolution geospatial data.

Jacobson contributes articles on the emerging commercial spaceflight industry and is completing his first book titled  “Astropreneurs.”

ROBERT C. JACOBSON

Operations Lead

A futurist, entrepreneur and software engineer, Jeff Garzik is co- founder and CEO of Bloq, a blockchain enterprise software company. Jeff serves on the board of Coin Center, and the advisory boards of BitFury, BitPay, Chain.com, Netki and WayPaver Labs. He has delivered presentations on bitcoin and blockchain technology at TEDx, State of Digital Money, Scaling Bitcoin, as well as private briefings to corporations, governments, central banks, and hedge funds. Jeff was also recently appointed to the Linux Foundation Board of Directors, as well as the World Economic Forum Expert Network as an expert in Information Technology.

A futurist, entrepreneur and software engineer, Jeff Garzik is co- founder and CEO of Bloq, a blockchain enterprise software company.

Jeff serves on the board of Coin Center, and the advisory boards of BitFury, BitPay, Chain.com, Netki and WayPaver Labs. He has delivered presentations on bitcoin and blockchain technology at TEDx, State of Digital Money, Scaling Bitcoin, as well as private briefings to corporations, governments, central banks, and hedge funds. Jeff was also recently appointed to the Linux Foundation Board of Directors, as well as the World Economic Forum Expert Network as an expert in Information Technology.

JEFF GARZIK

Senior Advisor

Andy Hickl is currently the Principal Group Program Manager for Cognitive services at Microsoft's CloudAI group. Previously he was Chief Product Officer for the Intel® Saffron™ Cognitive Solutions Group in Hillsboro, Oregon. He was a Senior Director for Innovation at Vulcan Inc., where he led teams that tackled some of the world's most important problems, from climate change and clean energy to biodiversity and global health.

Andy Hickl is currently the Principal Group Program Manager for Cognitive services at Microsoft's CloudAI group. Previously he was Chief Product Officer for the Intel® Saffron™ Cognitive Solutions Group in Hillsboro, Oregon. He was a Senior Director for Innovation at Vulcan Inc., where he led teams that tackled some of the world's most important problems, from climate change and clean energy to biodiversity and global health.

ANDY HICKL

Senior Advisor

Jack Hidary built his career as an entrepreneur in the finance and technology sectors and is currently focused on clean energy technology and policy. He co-founded Vista Research in 2001 as an independent financial research company serving institutional investors. Jack sold Vista to the Standard & Poor's division of McGraw-Hill in April of 2005.

Jack Hidary built his career as an entrepreneur in the finance and technology sectors and is currently focused on clean energy technology and policy. He co-founded Vista Research in 2001 as an independent financial research company serving institutional investors. Jack sold Vista to the Standard & Poor's division of McGraw-Hill in April of 2005.

JACK D. HIDARY

Senior Advisor

 
Dan Kammen is the Class of 1935 Distinguished Professor of Energy at the University of California, Berkeley, where he is a frequent contributor to and commentator in international news media. He was a coordinating lead author on various reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize, and hosted the six-part Discovery Channel series Ecopolis. He received his PhD in Physics from Harvard.

Dan Kammen is the Class of 1935 Distinguished Professor of Energy at the University of California, Berkeley, where he is a frequent contributor to and commentator in international news media. He was a coordinating lead author on various reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize, and hosted the six-part Discovery Channel series Ecopolis. He received his PhD in Physics from Harvard.

DAN KAMMEN

Senior Advisor

Olav is the Frederick Frank ’54 and Mary C. Tanner Professor of Management at Yale University, where he has investigated entrepreneurship and the relationships between basic science and innovation, and won numerous awards for his scholarship and teaching.

Olav is the Frederick Frank ’54 and Mary C. Tanner Professor of Management at Yale University, where he has investigated entrepreneurship and the relationships between basic science and innovation, and won numerous awards for his scholarship and teaching.

OLAV SORENSON

Senior Advisor

Dylan Taylor is a leading angel investor, thought leader, futurist, and founding partner of Space Angels, a global network of commercial aerospace investors and entrepreneurs. As an early-stage investor in more than 40 emerging ventures, including Planet, OmniEarth, Accion, York, Kepler, and Vector Space, Dylan has played a key role in the growth of the private space industry.

Dylan Taylor is a leading angel investor, thought leader, futurist, and founding partner of Space Angels, a global network of commercial aerospace investors and entrepreneurs. As an early-stage investor in more than 40 emerging ventures, including Planet, OmniEarth, Accion, York, Kepler, and Vector Space, Dylan has played a key role in the growth of the private space industry.

DYLAN TAYLOR

Senior Advisor

Frank is a leading communications professional and author of 10 books including The Overview Effect: Space Exploration and Human Evolution, which is considered by many to be a seminal work in the field of space exploration and development. He is currently serving as a mentor for the IBM Watson X-Prize Challenge and working on a new book titled The AI Question. Frank is a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard College, Rhodes Scholar, and earned his M.Phil in Politics from Oxford University.

Frank is a leading communications professional and author of 10 books including The Overview Effect: Space Exploration and Human Evolution, which is considered by many to be a seminal work in the field of space exploration and development. He is currently serving as a mentor for the IBM Watson X-Prize Challenge and working on a new book titled The AI Question. Frank is a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard College, Rhodes Scholar, and earned his M.Phil in Politics from Oxford University.

FRANK WHITE

Senior Advisor

 
A Stanford and Caltech trained astrobiologist, Loretta has worked in the Astronaut Office, done research on plant life in the Arctic, dove to the bottom of the ocean with Titanic Director James Cameron, floated weightless as a Flight Director for Zero G Corp, Co-Created Yuri’s Night, The World Space Party and is a Virgin Galactic Founder Astronaut.

A Stanford and Caltech trained astrobiologist, Loretta has worked in the Astronaut Office, done research on plant life in the Arctic, dove to the bottom of the ocean with Titanic Director James Cameron, floated weightless as a Flight Director for Zero G Corp, Co-Created Yuri’s Night, The World Space Party and is a Virgin Galactic Founder Astronaut.

LORETTA WHITESIDES

Senior Advisor

Pri Narang is an Assistant Professor of Computational Materials Science at Harvard University, where her research explores novel quantum engineered materials and devices with applications in sensing and photodetection, energy conversion, and quantum information processing. She is a Forbes 30 under 30 in Science (2017) and MIT Rising Star in Physics (2016), and received her PhD in Applied Physics from Caltech.

Pri Narang is an Assistant Professor of Computational Materials Science at Harvard University, where her research explores novel quantum engineered materials and devices with applications in sensing and photodetection, energy conversion, and quantum information processing. She is a Forbes 30 under 30 in Science (2017) and MIT Rising Star in Physics (2016), and received her PhD in Applied Physics from Caltech.

PRI NARANG

Scientific Advisor

Dr. Anton Toutov is the Chief Scientific Officer and co-founder of Fuzionaire. He received his PhD in organic chemistry from Caltech in the laboratory of Nobel Laureate Robert H. Grubbs, where he held Dow-Resnick, NSERC, and Bristol-Myers Squibb fellowships. Anton collectively has over 30 scholarly articles and patent grants and applications to his name spanning the fields of chemical synthesis, drug discovery, advanced materials, and clean energy.

Dr. Anton Toutov is the Chief Scientific Officer and co-founder of Fuzionaire. He received his PhD in organic chemistry from Caltech in the laboratory of Nobel Laureate Robert H. Grubbs, where he held Dow-Resnick, NSERC, and Bristol-Myers Squibb fellowships. Anton collectively has over 30 scholarly articles and patent grants and applications to his name spanning the fields of chemical synthesis, drug discovery, advanced materials, and clean energy.

ANTON TOUTOV

Scientific Advisor

Michelle Hanlon is a space lawyer.  She is a Co-Founder of For All Moonkind, Inc., and a founding partner of ABH Aerospace, LLC.  She received her B.A. in Political Science from Yale College and her J.D. magna cum laude from the Georgetown University Law Center.  Michelle has more than twenty-five years of corporate transactional experience.  She earned her LLM in Air and Space Law from McGill University where the focus of her research was on commercial space and the intersection of commerce and public law. 

Michelle Hanlon is a space lawyer.  She is a Co-Founder of For All Moonkind, Inc., and a founding partner of ABH Aerospace, LLC.  She received her B.A. in Political Science from Yale College and her J.D. magna cum laude from the Georgetown University Law Center.  Michelle has more than twenty-five years of corporate transactional experience.  She earned her LLM in Air and Space Law from McGill University where the focus of her research was on commercial space and the intersection of commerce and public law. 

MICHELLE HANLON

Space Law Advisor

 
Jeff Andrews is a Partner with the Houston-based law firm Yetter Coleman LLP, where his law practice focuses on IP counseling and patent litigation. Jeff also holds a PhD in biogeochemistry from Duke University, where he was a NASA Earth Systems Science Fellow.

Jeff Andrews is a Partner with the Houston-based law firm Yetter Coleman LLP, where his law practice focuses on IP counseling and patent litigation. Jeff also holds a PhD in biogeochemistry from Duke University, where he was a NASA Earth Systems Science Fellow.

JEFFREY ANDREWS

Intellectual Property Legal Advisor

Bella Miranda is an Executive Consultant, Executive Strategic Planning Coach and Life Coach to a wide array of influential people in Fortune 100 Companies, CEO's, Entertainment and Professional sports industries. She is a captivating public speaker and author of her upcoming self-help book based on her training philosophies and success. Bella holds a certification in Micro Expression from the Emotional Intelligence Academy and is a Robbins-Madanes Coach. She is also trained in Body Language Surveillance and is in the process of acquiring her certification in Positive Psychology. In 2018, she will complete a certification in Innovation & Strategy from the Harvard Division of Continuing Education and another in Applying Psychology in the Workplace from the Cambridge Institution of Continuing Education. That same year, she will also complete Cosmonaut Training to help provide an insight to the future of space travel.   Bella is passionate about the human exploration of outer space through spaceflight. As an affiliate of the National Speakers Association, Bella has participated in the Virgin Unite Leadership Gatherings and is a member of the Disruptors Group. She is also an Association of Spaceflight Professionals (ASP) sponsor, is on the Patrons Board for Commercial Spaceflight Federation, Observer to the Board of CSF and on the Advisor Board for Space For Humanity. Bella engages in numerous charitable and philanthropic endeavors and charity events to stop animal poaching. Whatever time that remains in her busy schedule is devoted to nonprofit organizations focusing on families affected by cancer, helping children, environmental advocacy, planet protection and the Mars Movement.

Bella Miranda is an Executive Consultant, Executive Strategic Planning Coach and Life Coach to a wide array of influential people in Fortune 100 Companies, CEO's, Entertainment and Professional sports industries. She is a captivating public speaker and author of her upcoming self-help book based on her training philosophies and success.

Bella holds a certification in Micro Expression from the Emotional Intelligence Academy and is a Robbins-Madanes Coach. She is also trained in Body Language Surveillance and is in the process of acquiring her certification in Positive Psychology.

In 2018, she will complete a certification in Innovation & Strategy from the Harvard Division of Continuing Education and another in Applying Psychology in the Workplace from the Cambridge Institution of Continuing Education. That same year, she will also complete Cosmonaut Training to help provide an insight to the future of space travel.   Bella is passionate about the human exploration of outer space through spaceflight.

As an affiliate of the National Speakers Association, Bella has participated in the Virgin Unite Leadership Gatherings and is a member of the Disruptors Group. She is also an Association of Spaceflight Professionals (ASP) sponsor, is on the Patrons Board for Commercial Spaceflight Federation, Observer to the Board of CSF and on the Advisor Board for Space For Humanity.

Bella engages in numerous charitable and philanthropic endeavors and charity events to stop animal poaching. Whatever time that remains in her busy schedule is devoted to nonprofit organizations focusing on families affected by cancer, helping children, environmental advocacy, planet protection and the Mars Movement.

BELLA MIRANDA

Executive Advisor

Josh Jones-Dilworth is the founder and CEO of Jones-Dilworth, Inc., a boutique consultancy that brings emerging technologies to market.

Josh Jones-Dilworth is the founder and CEO of Jones-Dilworth, Inc., a boutique consultancy that brings emerging technologies to market.

JOSH JONES-DILWORTH

PR / Comm. Advisor

Matthew is a VR/AR content developer currently pioneering future digital mediums.  Formerly a TV producer on top rated shows across a variety of major networks including AMC, Discovery, Spike, MTV, OWN, and others.

Matthew is a VR/AR content developer currently pioneering future digital mediums.  Formerly a TV producer on top rated shows across a variety of major networks including AMC, Discovery, Spike, MTV, OWN, and others.

MATTHEW HOERL

Production Advisor

 
Matthew DiMarcantonio is a CS student at Brown whose work includes research aboard NASA's zero-gravity airplane, satellite communications work for predator drones, and work on advanced infrasonic and electromagnetic sensor development at NASA.

Matthew DiMarcantonio is a CS student at Brown whose work includes research aboard NASA's zero-gravity airplane, satellite communications work for predator drones, and work on advanced infrasonic and electromagnetic sensor development at NASA.

MATTHEW DIMARCANTONIO

Advisor

 

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