Pam Melroy, retired Air Force test pilot and former NASA astronaut and Space Shuttle commander. Pam flew three missions in space: as Space Shuttle pilot during STS-92 in 2000 and STS-112 in 2002, and as Space Shuttle Commander during STS-120 in 2007.
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David Grinspoon PhD, Senior Scientist at Planetary Science Institute, is an astrobiologist who studies the possible conditions for life on other planets. In November 2012, he began a one-year appointment as the inaugural Baruch S. Blumberg/NASA Chair in Astrobiology at the John W. Kluge Center of the United States Library of Congress.
Jeff Rutenbeck PhD, Dean of the School of Communication (SOC) at American University, member of the Museum’s Board of Advisors.
Kellie Gerardi is the Business Development Specialist for Masten Space Systems, a rocket company dedicated to enabling mankind’s continued expansion in the solar system. She also serves as the Media Specialist for the Commercial Spaceflight Federation, the US trade association of leading businesses dedicated to advancing commercial human spaceflight.
David Brin PhD, author of The Postman, Earth, and Existence and member of the Museum's Board of Advisors
Greg Bear, author of Eon Blood Music, Darwin’s Radio, and Hull Zero Three. Greg is also a member of the Museum’s Board of Advisors.
John Morton is best known as Dak, Luke Skywalker's back-seater in the Battle of Hoth, The Empire Strikes Back. John is also a member of the Museum’s Board of Advisors.
Jay Falker PhD, Early Stage Portfolio Executive, Space Technology, NIAC & CIF STMD, NASA Headquarters
C. Alex Young PhD is a solar astrophysicist at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and the Associate Director for Science of its Helophysics Science Division. Alex is also a member of the Museum’s Board of Advisors and Chair of the Technology Subcommittee.
Morgan Gendel is an award-winning television and film executive, including his Hugo Award-winning episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation, The Inner Light. Morgan is also a member of the Museum’s Board of Advisors. Photo: M. Beckman
Steve Neill, studio model builder and member of the Museum’s Model Construction Subcommittee.
Mason Peck PhD, former NASA Chief Technologist and Associate Professor in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Cornell University and the Director of Cornell’s Space Systems Design Studio. Mason is also a member of the Museum’s Board of Advisors and Technology Subcommittee.
Marc Okrand, linguist, creator of the Klingon language and author of Klingon for the Galactic Traveler, The Klingon Way, and The Klingon Dictionary,
Michelle Thaller PhD, astronomer and research scientist, assistant director for Science Communication at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.