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16th Apr 2018




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Welcome to Hub Culture's first listing of 100 people leading the space conversation across science, business, government and academia.

These individuals from around the world are at the forefront of global private space initiatives and hold a bedrock of knowledge relative to humanity's efforts to expand activity off planet Earth. 

Many of the people in this conversation can be reached via their Twitter handle, included here for an easy follow, and handy for those planning events related to space solutions.  This listicle was developed with input from Spacebit - a Hub Culture portfolio member company develoiping alternative funding mechansims and blockchain technologies for space exploration.

100 Leaders in the Space Space

Elon Musk, @elonmusk
Founder, SpaceX
 
Jeff Bezos, @JeffBezos
Founder & CEO, Amazon / Blue Origin            
 
Eric Anderson, @ec_anderson
Co-founder & Chairman, Space Adverntures
 
Richard Branson, @richardbranson
Founder, Virgin Group
 
Alan Bond
Founder & Chief Engineer, Reaction Engines            
 
Jan Woerner, @janwoerner
Director General, ESA
 
Katherine Johnson, @KatherineJNASA
Mathematician           
 
Steve Squyres
Professor of Physical Sciences, Cornell University  
 
Robert Bigelow, @RobertTBigelow
Founder, Bigelow Aerospace            
 
Neil deGrasse Tyson, @neiltyson
Astrophysicist, author and science communicator
 
Burt Rutan, @BurtRutan
Aerospace Engineers, Spaceship One Designer            
 
George Abbey Snr
Former Director, Johnson Space Centre
 
George Whitesides, @gtwhitesides
CEO, Virgin Galactic         
 
David Irons, @DavidJohnIron
Founder & Trustee, Lunar Mission One
 
Sara Seager, @ProfSaraSeager
Astronomer and Planetary Scientist            
 
Michael Suffredini
CEO, Axiom
 
Paul Allen, @PaulGAllen
Founder, Vulcan Areospace            
 
K Radakrishnan, @radhakr272
Chairman, Indian Institute of Engineering Science & Technology
 
Carolyn Porcho, @carolynporco
Astronomer and Planetary Scientist            
 
Geoffrey Landis
Scientist, National Aeronautics & Space Administration
 
Professor Chris Welch, @ProfChrisWelch
Professor, Space Engineering at the International Space Univeristy at Strasbourg            
 
Alexey Leanov
Retired Cosmonaut
 
Valentina Tereshkova
Retired Cosmonaut         
 
Al Worden, @wordenalfred
Astronaut & Engineer
 
Helen Sharman, @HelenSharmanUK
Chemist & Astronaut, Imperial College London          
 
Richard Garriott, @RichardGarriott
Video Game Developer & Entrepreneur, Portalarium
 
Tim Peake, @astro_timpeake
Astronaut 
 
Dimitru Prunariu
Cosmonaut  
 
Liu Yang
Astronaut
 
Buzz Aldrin, @therealbuzz
Astronaut & Engineer
 
Ellen Stofan, @EllenStofan
Planetary Geologist, Former Chief Scientist at NASA          
 
Chris Hadfield, @cmdr_hadfield
Astronaut
 
Dr Iya Whiteley, @iyawhiteley
Space Psychologist
 
Kevin Fong, @Kevin_Fong
Co-Director, Centre for Altitude, Space & Extreme Environment Medicine          
 
Bobak Ferdowski, @tweetsoutloud
Engineer, NISAR Earth Science & Europa Clipper
 
Sarah Cruddas, @sarahcruddas
Space Journalist
 
David Hitt, @davidhitt
Author          
 
Scott Kelly, @StationCDRKelly
Engineer & Retired Astronaut
 
Professor Brian Cox, @ProfBrianCox
Physicist
 
Katie Mack, @AstroKatie
Astrophysicist        
 
Richard Garriott, @RichardGarriott
Video Game Developer & Entrepreneur, Portalarium
 
Scott Kelly, @StationCDRKelly
Engineer & Retired Astronaut
 
Professor Brian Cox, @ProfBrianCox
Physicist
 
Katie Mack, @AstroKatie
Astrophysicist   
 
Clayton Anderson, @Astro_Clay
Astronaut
 
Nicole Stott, @Astro_Nicole
Astronaut & Engineer
 
Emily Lakdawalla, @elakdawalla
Senior Editor, The Planetary Society  
 
David Thompson
CEO, Orbital ATK
 
Andrew Rush, @RushSpace
President & CEO, MadeinSpace
 
Guido Fetta
Founder, Cannae Corporation 
 
Chris Lewicki, @interplanetary
President & CEO, Planetary Resources
 
Jeffrey Manber, @jeffmanber
Co-founder & CEO, NanoRacks
 
Michael Watkins, @MichaelDWatkins
Director, Jet Propulsion Lab
 
Michael Suffredini
President & CEO, Axiom Space
 
Nobu Okada, @nobuokada
CEO, Astroscale
 
Thomas Markusic
Founder & CEO, Firefly Space Systems
 
William 'Red' Whittaker
Founder & CEO, Astrobotic
 
Justin Myers
Founder & CEO, Gateway Galactic
 
James McGinniss, @James_McGinniss
Founder, Texas Guadaloop
 
William O'Neill
Founder, Aerojet Rocketdyne
 
Eran Privman
CEO, SpaceIL
 
Arie Halsband
Founder & CEO, Effective Space Solutions
 
Talbot Jaeger
Founder & Chief Technologist, NovaWurks
 
Peter Beck
Founder, RocketLab
 
Yossi Yamin, @yossi_yamin
Founder, SpacePharma
 
Will Marshall, @wms1
Co-founder & CEO, Planet Labs
 
Adam Maher
President & Founder, Ursa Space Systems
 
Nadir Bagaveyev, @baspace
Founder, Bagaveev Corporation
 
Salvatore Tory Bruno, @torybruno
Founder & President, United Launch Alliance
 
Takeshi Hakamada
CEO, iSpace Inc
 
Florent Christophe, @flchristophe
Founder, Audacy
 
JP Sheehan
Co-founder & Physicist, Phase Four
 
Jose Mariano Lopez-Urdiales, @jmlu77
Founder & CEO, Zero 2 Infinity
 
Giovanni Pandolfi, @GioPandolfi
Co-founder & CTO, Leaf Space
 
Lena Okajima
Founder & CEO, ALE
 
Brian Spence
Founder, Deployable Space Systems Inc
 
Keith Rhodes
Technologist, Innovative Space Solutions
 
Brian Mackey
CEO, nGimat
 
Nicholas Chamussy, @ChamussyN
Space Systems Lead, AirBus Defense and Space
 
Louis Perna, @louperna
Founder, Accion Systems
 
James Wolff, @james_a_wolff
Founder, Deep Space Industries
 
Jonathan Goff, @rocketrepreneur
Founder, Masten Space Systems
 
Faith Ozmen
CEO, Sierra Nevada
 
Howard Lance, @MaxarTech
CEO, Maxar Technologies
 
Dennis Mullenberg, @BoeingCEO
CEO, Boeing
 
Jim Cantrell, @jamesncantrell
Co-founder & CEO, Vector Space Systems
 
Andrea Preve
CEO, Avio
 
Dino Lorenzini
CEO & Chairman, SpaceQuest
 
Craig Clark, @craig_a_clark
Founder, Clyde Space
 
Thomas Yunck
Founder, GeoOptics
 
Thomas Kennedy
CEO, Raytheon
 
Tom Walkinshaw, @tomwalki
Founder & CEO, Alba Orbital
 
Chris Biddy, @Mr_Chris_Biddy
Founder & CEO, Astro Digital
 
Fabian Jordan
Co-founder & CEO, Astrocast
 
Jeff Greason, @JeffGreason
Founder, XCOR
 
Jaanus Kalde
Founder, CrystalSpace
 
Flavia Tata Nardini, @flavia_space
Co-founder & CEO, Fleet
 
Ane Aanesland, @louperna
Co-founder & CEO, ThrustMe
 
Javier Mendieta
Chairman, World Space Week Association
 
Michael Blum, @mblum_g
CEO, XCOR