CEO of X Prize Foundation
Dr. Peter Diamandis heads the X Prize Foundation, which leads the world in designing and launching large incentive prizes to drive breakthroughs that benefit humanity.
Scientific Investigator, NASA
Having made history as the leader of NASA's pioneering robotic drive across Mars, Steven Squyres shares insights and photos that will ignite interest in the sciences.
First Female Private Space Explorer
Anousheh Ansari is both the first female private space explorer and the first Iranian astronaut. She also co-founded Telecom Technologies and Prodea Systems.
Speaker Leroy Chiao has worked in both government and commercial space programs. As a veteran of four NASA space missions, he logged over 229 days in space.
NASA's Longest Serving Administrator
Having served three US presidents as the leader of NASA, Daniel Goldin transitioned the agency from a Cold War-focused mission to one of global leadership in revolutionary, scientific and technical pursuits.
Chief Engineer, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
A renowned science fiction writer who produced the Cosmos series with Carl Sagan, B. Gentry Lee is responsible for the engineering integrity of all the robotic planetary missions managed by JPL.
First African American Astronaut
As the first African American astronaut, Guion S. Bluford logged over 688 hours in space. He is now president of the Aerospace Technology Group.
World-Renowned Theoretical Physicist
Dr. Michio Kaku is an authority in Einstein's unified theory field, innovation, and "the future of the future.” He explores the science of tomorrow from computing power and AI to communication and genetics.