Jeffrey discusses with Beth:
- How Jeffrey became a entrepreneurial pioneer, becoming one of the first (commercial) space contractors (working on the Russian space program on MIR and Soyuz, and later with the international Space Station).
- About starting the first commercial space company, NanoRacks and what’s on the horizon for the company’s (international) future…
- About bringing whiskey to space!
And so much more,
including Jeffrey’s perspective on:
- About space exploration’s public and
- About loving space exploration at a young
age and why space is alive now more than ever!
- How space is not the first or final frontier
Jeffrey Manber: Jeffrey has served as the CEO of NanoRacks since 2009, growing the
company into the first commercial space station company with customers. Before
NanoRacks, Jeffrey was the only American to officially work for the Russian space
program, he served as Managing Director of Energia USA, carried over the first
commercial contract between NASA and the Soviet Union, and served as CEO of
MirCorp, which leased the Russian space station. While at MirCorp, he oversaw
the first ever, and still only, commercially funded manned mission, of over 70
days, to the Mir space station. Jeffrey later represented Russian space
organizations when the initial International Space Station contracts were
negotiated. He also co-developed the first fund dedicated to commercial space
on Wall Street (Shearson Lehman) and has served as an adviser to numerous
companies and governments. The author of three books, his second (Selling
Peace) chronicles his time working with the Russian space program. In 2012, Jeffrey
was awarded the NASA Exceptional Public Achievement Medal, and in 2017, Space
Frontier Foundation’s Pioneer of New Space Award. In 2018, Jeffrey spoke before
the National Space Council and Vice President Mike Pence on commercial trade
with China on space services.
I was captivated by a frontier, and I still am. I’m captivated by the thrill of it. And so, I have now a ten-year-old. He’s in the fifth grade. And I say that young children are captivated by dinosaurs and space. Well, dinosaurs are pretty dead, but space is alive!
about NanoRacks here: http://nanoracks.com/
From Wikiwand.com: https://www.wikiwand.com/en/Jeffrey_Manber
Manber is regarded as one of the pioneering commercial space
entrepreneurs. As CEO of NanoRacks,
from 2009, Manber has steered the growth of the first company to own and market
its own hardware and services on board the International Space Station. Manber has been
involved in several of the key breakthrough commercial space projects,
principally those revolving around the commercialization
of space assets as well as the integration of the Russian
space industry into major space programs, including that of the International
Space Station. Manber is believed to be the only American to
be an official part of the Russian space corporation, RSC Energia,
during their privatization period of the 1990s.
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