FORA.tv Speaker - Will Pomerantz
Will is the Vice President for Special Projects at Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic, the world's first spaceline. Virgin Galactic is building on the legacy of the award-winning SpaceShipOne, bringing a fleet of commercial spacecraft into service for private, civil, and scientific passengers.
Will is a graduate of Harvard University, the NASA Academy, and the International Space University. From 2005 - 2011, he worked at the X PRIZE Foundation, the world-leading incentive prize organization. As Senior Director of Space Prizes, he served as the primary author and manager of the $30 million Google Lunar X PRIZE and the $2 million Northrop Grumman Lunar Lander X CHALLENGE. He has also worked at Harvard and Brown Universities, the Futron Corporation, and the United Nations, and was the co-founder and Editor in Chief of SpaceAlumni.com. Will proudly served on a Federal Advisory Committee, producing a report called “Meeting the Workforce Needs for the National Vision for Space Exploration." He is the author of a chapter in the textbook Space Commerce and of numerous articles for publications ranging from Ad Astra to VentureBeat.
10.30.12 | 00:42:47 min
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